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VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 1 

Dr. Yang Will Deliver Three Tallman Lectures In April 

Many Killed As Cigarette 
Sets Newest Dorm On Fire 

By .Molgatrjyd Schlitz "40 

At J. 15 a.m. this morning one 
of the greatest fires in the history 
of the State of Maine took place 
when Moore Hall, Bowdoin Col- 
lege's newest Dormitory, caught 
fire and burned to the ground, 
causing 51 students to lose their 
lives and breaking up three poker 
games, and one crap game. The 
reason for this, said one compe- 
tent observer, was that most of 
the crap players have been forced 
to leave college because of the 
war, which was making it very 
hard for them to make a living 
for themselves and they thought 
they could do better in the ,:i-my. 

The Tcason for the fire was that 
somebody threw a lighted match 
into a wastebaskct and nobody 
paid any attention to the result- 
ing conflagration until it was too 
late to do anything about it. They 
did send one kibitzer out for a 
wastebasket full of water, but he 
stopped on the way to smoke a 
cigarette, and only remembered 
about it when the roof caved in 
on his head 15 minutes later. 

Awakened by the smell of 
smoke, the Brunswick Fire De- 
partment arrived at the holocaust 
at 2 o'clock, in time to rescue three 
freshmen trapped in shower baths, 
and one pair of dice. They* also 
helped two poker games, includ- 
ing card tables, down from near- 
by pine trees, to which the games 
had been forced to move on ac- 
count of the fire, which made it 
very difficult indeed to plav poker 
inside because of the heat, debris, 
etc. The firemen displayed great 
intrepidity and skill in their jobs 
by venturing into the charred re- 
mains of the dormitory and re- 
moving bodies, also charred, and 
still warm from the fire, which had 
heated them up considerably, or 
naturally they wouldn't have been 
dead, as seems only logical. 

The fire attracted quite a crowd 
from everywhere around and 
about the campus, for people al- 

ways like to see a good fire, es- 
pecially when there are a large 
number, like 51. of people killed 
as there were in this particular 
fire, it was learned by the Orient 
this morning. Several enterpris- 
ing students earned their tuition 
by roping off a space and charging 
admission, although it is said that 
President Stills frowned upon this 
practice because it is the inalien- 
able right of every citizen to see a 
fire, especially such a big one, 
without having to pay. 

In addition to those who lost 
their lives, many also were in- 
jured, it is thought, from the large 
number reported in the infirmary 
suffering from burns, which they 
claim were sustained in the Moore 
Hall fire, and not in any other, 
there not having been any other 
large sized fires recently in this 
particular vicinity. 

Survivors, interviewed by this 
reporter after the fire was all 
over, told many different- and 
often conflicting stories about 
what had happened. One stated as 
follows: "I started with a quarter 
and was planning to rfrle it to 
fame and fortune. However, just 
as I was shooting the deuce, the 
rug took fire; everybody grabbed 
for the money, and took the win- 
dow route to the ground. When 
we got down, I finished the roll, 
but lost, despite the fact that I 
was very hot at the time. After 
that I watched the fire." 

One of the dead, temporarily re- 
gaining consciousness before pass- 
ing into oblivion, said, "Tell my 
draft board that I'm sorry I can't 
make it, but I am dead from be- 
ing burned in the fire and will be 
unable to report as requested." 

It is not known as yet whether 
any more deaths are going to re- 
sult from the survivors who are 
not dead yet but are in the in- 
firmary, recuperating. Quizzed on 
this subject, Doctor Jansen, Col- 
lege. Dr., said he didn't know, but 

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Most of this issue's news is 
straight stuff. Swne is not. 
Why? Look at the publication 
date. We leave it to our readers 
to decide which is which. 

Graduating Classes 
Hold Elections In Union 


Bob Miller, Swimming Coach, Is 
Ardent Collector Of Antiques 


At a meeting held last Monday 
evening in the lounge of the Moul- 
ton Union, the remaining members 
of the classes of 1943 and 1944 still 
in College held elections for com- 
mencement parts and the Com- 
mencement Committee. It is still 
unknown as to whether or not the 
regular Class Day exercises will be 
held this May, but elections were 
held in the event that plans will be 
carried through as usual. Only 
those men who will graduate in 
May of this year were eligible to 
vote in these elections. 

George W. Hutch ings '43 of East 
Natick, Mass., was elected 

David John Brandenburg '43 of 
Larchmont, New York, was chosen 

! Commencement Orator is 
\ George A. Burpee '44 of Bronx- 
I ville. New York. 

John F. Jaques '43, Portland, 
was chosen as Poet, and John E. 
Hess '44 of Houlton was named 

The Commencement Committee, 
chair manned by R. Kimball East- 
man, Jr. '44, of Salem, Mass., is 
composed of the following men: 
John F. Jaques '43, Portland; 
Frank D. McKeon '43, New Haven, 
Conn.; George A. Burpee '44, 
Bronxville, New York; George W. 
Hutchings '43, East Natick, Mass.; 
Robert W. Brown '44, Ash Point; 
and George W. Craigie, Jr. '44, 
Cumberland Mills. 

President of the Class of 1943 is 
Robert W. Morse; vice-president, 
William A. Beckler, Jr.; secretary- 
treasurer, John F. Jaques; and as- 
sistant secretary-treasurer, James 
D. Dolan. Jr. 

By Paul Eames 

An unexpected but strong side 
of a man's interests usually shows 
itself in his hobby. Bob Miller, 
for instance, whose official busi- 
ness is varsity swimming, golf, 
and Drowning 1-2, is unofficially 
an ardent antique fan. His 14 
room house in Topsham is com- 
pletely furnished with antiques 
which he has been collecting for 
some time. 

He knows antiques and the 
story behind them, and he feels 
that a study of the times that pro- 
duced these antiques has an eco- 
nomic significance today. If they 
had no bathtubs, he says, neither 
did they have breadlines; there 
was no starving in a land of 
plenty, and there was time to 
practice hospitality and good fel- 
lowship. We, today, are in a con- 
tinual rush in spite of time-saving 
machinery: did they have a more 
sound economy? That these peo- 
ple 100 or 150 years ago had more 

Coach Miller forsees the return 
of the old New England kitchen, 
the combination living-room din- 
ing-room kitchen which was the 
center and the hearth of the home, 
as a fuel saving device. "In those 
days one felt free to call on his 
neighbors anytime. The family 
was in the kitchen and the house- 
wife did not stop work , throw 
down her apron, dry her hands, 
and rush into the front room for 
a half-hour of stilted conversation 
when she wanted to do something 
else." He realizes with regret, 
however, that one cannot enter- 
tain properly in the undersized 
kitchens of modern houses. The 
old kitchen, Bob says, was fur- 
nished with a couch to relax on, a 
pot on the stove, and no gaudy tea 
service. The old kitchen at its 
best is to be seen at the Mansion 
at Governor Dummer Academy, 
where the old Revolutionary .War 
period kitchen has been* restored 
in the basement. 

Bob Miller first became inter- ' 

time to spare shows in the slow 

patient care with which their old> slcd in *>*?** wncn in 1921 ne 

furniture was made. . [ Continued on Page 2 ] 


drenched waters, 
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Then came the 

Titlotson, Chardon, 
Lauga Will Give Concert 

On Tuesday, April 6, at 3.00 
p.m. hi the Moulton Union 
Liounge Professor Frederic £. T. 
Tillotson will hold an informal 
discussion and analysis of the 
music to be played at the trio 
concert on Wednesday evening. 

The last concert of the 1942-43 
series of concerts of the Bruns- 
wick Chamber Music Society will 
be given on Thursday evening, 
April 8 in Memorial Hall. The 
concert will feature Norbert 
Lauga, violinist, Yves Chardon, 
violoncellist, and Frederic Tillot- 
son, pianist. It is free to students 
of. the College. 

The program is as follows: 
Cinquieme Concert Royale, by J. 
Ph. Rameau (1683-1764) 

I. , La Forqueray: Fugue 

II. La Cupis: Rondement 

III. La Marais: Ropdement 
Kreutzer Sonata for violin and 

piano, by Beethoven (1770- 

Adagio sostenuto: Presto 
Andante con Variazioni 
Finale : ' Presto 
Trio in B major, Opus Eight, by 
Brahms (1833-1897) 
Allegro con brio 
Scherzo: Alegro molto 

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Tells Of Experiences 
During Invasion Of 
Guadalcanal Island 

Tuesday morning in chapel th* 
speaker was Commander Alderman 
commanding officer of the Bruns- 
wick Air Station. Before assuming 
command of the new airport, thi 
speaker had seen several months of 
service in the Pacific, where h$ 
commanded the Destroyer Mac* 
Farland, which was bombed and 
nearly sunk by Jap dive bombers. 

During the invasion of Guadal- 
canal by American forces, the Mao 
Farland, a relic of the first world 
war which had been made over for 
use as a tender and patrol boat, 
was constantly under attack from 
Japanese ships and planes. The 
ship and its crew were lucky 
enough to survive all the attacks, 
but they had many a close call. 
Their greatest damage was suf» 
fered when, attacked by nine divd 
bombers, the last of the nine hit 
their stern with a bomb, setting off 
the depth charges which were 
stored directly beneath, and blow- 
ing off the whole end of the ship. 
The crew managed to bring their 
boat to safety however. 

Commander Alderman told sev- 
eral other stories which demon* 
strate forcibly what American 
fighting men are undergoing in the 
South Sea war; The crew of one 
plane which had been lost for sev« 
eral days was finally discovered, 
600 miles from any land, sitting on 
the wing of the wrecked ship{ 
singing "That Old Rugged Cross." 

Comparing the Japanese and the* 
Americans, the speaker express! 
ed the opinion that man for man, 
plane for plane, gun for gun, an 
ship for ship, we are superior t 
the foe. However, the Japs shouk 
not be underestimated, since the3 
have accomplished many naval an« 
military feats which show a skil 
and determination that may tak< 
years to conquer. He brought two 
messages from the Pacific, one m 
hope and one of determination. Thd 
hope is based on his theory that we 
are superior to the Japanese, an" 
the determination, he said, is 
prerequisite of victory, because 
Japs will never give up. 

When introducing the speaker to 
the student body. President Sills 
said that Bowdoin and the United 
States Navy have always been on 
rather intimate terms, considering 
our many " graduates who. have 
served in this branch erf the serv- 
ice. He announced that there are 
at present 348 alumni serving in 
the Navy and that 102 of the pres- 
ent undergraduates are members 
of the Naval Reserves. 






roTllMiZerby of Bates Talks 

By Dick Hornberger 

This week. Sun Rises, lacking 
anything, petty or otherwise, to 

complain about, will have to resort seemed to be on more 

to looking into the future of Bow- evcn keel . Then the Reserve fever i A_ IJiZKmlwut Time 
doin College and maybe inserting a took nold of tne whole student j vH UJAUXUIg I IMC 
few reminiscences, on the side. As body Everybody physically capable [ W - 

far as the future is concerned. of it nopped into the Navy or the l Lasl Sundav a f| Prn0 on Presi- 
Bowdoin. as the few remaining up- Army or the Marincs> mm m they ! ^{£™,f c Ms"» mlro- 
perclassmen once knew it. has no ^m stay in college longer, others ' duced the SDea ker at the after- 
future, for a few years at least. | M they ^ get out quicker. ^ ^X trvice Professor 
Death notices do not usually con- , Along about ^ middle of the se- £2Lri L Z*rb7 of ' BaTes Col- 
tain a resume of the symptoms and m ester, the exodus began, as draft ( £2 pfotew &rhy spoke on 
causes of he ulnmate decease^ ; hoaads beg ^ n to crack down. ^A^^Z^T JSTlitS 

Since William H. Elliot, co- 
chairman of the Bowdoin Red 
Cross War Fund Drive, has left 
college to enter active service with 
the Navy Air Corps, his duties 
have been taken over by Richard 
C. Johnstone. Although there are 
no final returns yet Professor 
Cushing reports that a majority 
of the houses have pledged 100%. 
One or two of the houses have 
raised the quota to $1.50 per man 
in order to make up for the de- 
crease in enrollment, thus raising 
the total. 

"It is extremely doubtful if we 
will reach the original quota, for 
the college of $500 since there are 
only about 300 men in college," 
Professor Cushing explained, "but 
we do hope that the men will give 
Bob Levin and Dick Johnstone 
their full suport." 

The final results of the drive 
should be in by next week. 


(Editor's Note: The following is 
a bona fide communication from a 
group of Harvard students, and 
should not be confused wjtbx the 
writings of Moigatroyd Schlitz 

To the Editor of the Bowdoin 

We, a group of students here at 
Harvard, wish to tender an apol- 
ogy to the Olee Club, the musical 
director, Mr. Frederic Tillotson, 
and the students of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, through your weekly news- 
paper. We wish it to be thorough- 
ly understood that the opinion ex- 
pressed in the Harvard Crimson 
Is NOT that of the undergraduate 
body as a whole. We attended the 
concert at Sanders Theatre Sun- 
day evening, and we feel that it 
was a splendid Job on all accounts. 
Therefore, may we take this way 
to express our appreciation to 
Bowdoin for inviting us to partici- 
pate with it in this excellent op- 

The review of the concert In the 
Crimson was definitely unfair. We 
realize this and are .ashamed. We 
had thought that our paper would 
at least be fair in its criticisms, 
but it Is evident that such is not 
the case. Charles R. Greenhouse 
let his pen run away with him, 
and must have 'dipped it in acid in- 
stead of ink. 

Not only was the review unfair, 
bat it was definitely childish and 
Wholly unworthy of a mature col- 
lege student. Greenhouse has 
acted in a hlgh-schooUsh fashion, 
and we know very few secondary 
schools that « Mild be proud of 
hinj. This childish sort of mud- 
throwing between universities has 
been overdone by cheap novels and 
movies, and Greenhouse should 
jj . realize that today it is NOT the 
smart thing to do. It is quite 
clear • that the reviewer, over- 
whelmed by his m n sense of im- 
portance im having a column of his 
own and a chance to write exactly 
"*3 what he .pleased, let his eothusi- 
; J asm run away with him. We are 
th# *°t running the Crimson, but if 
we were. Greenhouse should be 

Again, let us, as fair-minded 
students, we hepe, apologize for 
an insult to your musical organi- 
zation and your director. Let us 
repeat that it was wholly unjusti- 
fied. Let us say that we are 
ashamed to have stooped so low 
as maliciously to malign a fine 
sister college. Let us hope that 
you at Bowdoin will not form the 
opinion that you have every right 
to under the circumstances, but 
will consider that Harvard hangs 
its head in shame at the Crim- 
son's attack, and is proud to have 
worked with your fine organiza- 

Very sincerely yours. 

Fair-minded Students 

England Stipulates 
Work Of Universities 

Government Defines 
Courses For Students 
Deferred For School 

The 37,000 men and women who 
are lift in England's eleven uni- 
versities are either under age for 
military service, physically unfit, 
or have been reserved (deferred) 
from National Service and assign- 
ed to college to study— »in most 
cases at government expense. 

Money is a. factor which a quali- 
fied university student needn't 
consider in war-time England, as 
government scholarships or bur- 
saries, in numbers limited only by 
national requirements^ are easily 
available, regardless of the finan- 
cial status of the student's family. 
Well over half of the students now 
in British universities are wholly 
or in part supported by the gov- 
ernment or other scholarships. 

Deferments are granted for ap- 
proximately the same reasons that 
American college students are 
now being deferred (under the 
new directive sent from Selective 
Service Headquarters to local 
draft boards three weeks ago) — 
to provide the country with a 
needed supply of trained techni- 
cal and scientific personnel. 

In England, however, the Min- 
istry of Labor and National Ser- 
vice trains and assigns men and 
women to, both industry and the 
armed services, while in America 
the Selective Service directs de- 
ferment with primary reference to 
military needs. 

* The under age group in Eng- 
I land consist of men under 18 
I (boys must register at 17 years 
| and eight months, but are not 
J called up until they are 18) and 
j women under nineteen. When 
I students reach these ages, they 
| must register for National Ser- 

I vice, and will either be sent back 


j to college to finish their work un- 

f interrupted, or be taken out pf 

j college for the duration. 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Lectures Will Deal With 
Chinese Political Relations 

Yung-Ching Yang, LL.D., President of Soochow Uni- 
versity and the Visiting Professor of Chinese Civilization on 
the Tallman Foundation will give the Tallman Foundation 
Lectures on three Tuesday evenings in April. On April 6 he 
will speak on "China and Russia," on April 1 3, on "China and 
Great Britain," and on April 20, on "China and the United 

The Tallman Lecture Fund is an 
, amount of $100,000 given by Frank 
G. Tallman, A.M., at Bowdoin, as 
a memorial to the Bowdoin mem- 
bers of his family. The income is 
"to be expended annually upon a 
series of lectures to be delivered 
by men selected by the faculty 
either in this country or abroad." 
Of these Bowdoin members of the 
Tallman family, the first was the 
Honorable Peleg Tallman (1764- 
1841), who lost an arm as a sailor 
in the Revolution, was a sea-cap- 
tain and shipbuilder, banker, 
member of Congress and the Maine 
Senate, and an Overseer of the Col- 
lege from 1802 on. Other members 
of the family are his son, Henry 
Tallman, two grandsons, Peleg and 
James H, and Dr. Augustus L. 
Tallman of the Medical Class of i 
1881. The donor of the foundation,] 
the late Frank G. Tallman, was a 

graduate of Cornell and at the time 
of the donation in 1928 was a vice- 
president of the du Pont Company. 


the victim under discussion 

this one will. 

The whole thing got started 
laat year sometime, when a few 
unlucky characters who hap- 
to be twenty years old or 
got hauled iato the aerv- 
TJua wasn't too serious 
There wore still plenty 
of guys left; the dining rooms In 
the various fraternities were all 
fulL or •early so. Even last sum- 
aaer, there were enough here to 
the place seem like a col- 
li some had! cars, and a little 
every afternoon saw 
for Here Point 
and similar places to bask In the 
la the 

the 18 year old draft bill 


s - r 
When the current semester be- 
gan, there were even less men 
around. Many quit. In anticipa- 
tion of the draft.* In February, 
the much deferred Army Reserve 
came to the end of Its rope, and 
its members are no longer cut- 
ting eight o'clock classes In or- 
der tja get a few minutes extra 
sleep. As one of its members 
wryly remarked on taking his 
leave, "The boys are dropping 
like ties.'* And so they were; also 
like leaves la autumn. Frater- 
nity houses suddenly became 
empty, or rather emptier, 

[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

5 1 time is to be had. He showed how 
easy it is to find, an excuse for not 
doing a thing if you once decide 
you don't want to do it for some 
reason. Using some episodes from 
his own life to emphasize his 
meaning, he told of his experi- 
ences selling books in the sum- 
mers, when he was trying to work 
his way through college. He said 
some days he would try every 
house on his way, making a num- 
ber of sales, whereas other days, 
he found it exceedingly easy to 
convince himself that it was ab- 
solutely hopeless to go to this 
house for one reason, or that 
house for another reason. 
After the sermon, the Chapel 

j Choir sang "Cruciflxus" by Lotti. 

Professor Nock Will 
Talk In Sunday Chapel 

The speaker in Sunday chapef 
this week will be Arthur Darby 
Nock, Professor of Religious His- 
tory at Harvard University. Pro- 
fessor Nock, in addition to his pro- 
fessorship, is also Secretary of the 
Society of Fellows, an honorary so- 
ciety at Harvard which was found- 
ed by President Lowell. 

Professor Nock is widely known 
in religious circles as a distinguish- 
ed author and teacher. At the age 
of 30, he had attained a full profes- 
sorship at Harvard, and for many 
years has been considered one of 
the leading authorities in his field. 

It is not known what the exact 
topic of Professor Nock's address 
will be, but it is quite logical to 
assume that it will in some way 
deal with religion. 

Coming Events 

Thu. April 1— Chapel, Doctor 

Frl. April 2—9.00 to 11.00 a.m. 
Sargent Gymnasium. Qualifying 
examinations for V-12 and A-12. 
Chapel, Professor Leith presid- 
ing. Robert Duffy '46 and Cole- 
man Metzler '46 will sing 
"Quando Corpus Morietur" by 

Sat. April S — Chapel, The Dean. 

Sun. April 4—5 o'clock Chapel. 
Professor Arthur Darby Nock, 
M.A., LL.D.. of Harvard Univer- 
sity. The choir will sing a Bach 
choral, "O How Cheating, O 
How Flea ting." 

Mon. April I — Chapel, Professor 

Current Exhibit 
Walker Art Building 

There will be an exhibition of re" 
productions of the four great satir- 
ists of European Painting — Brue- 
ghel Hogarth, Goya, and Daumier 
— throughout the month of April. 

With all due respect to Professor 
Nock, we are taking advantage of 
April 1 to fill up the space covered 
by this last paragraph: You see, if 
this were left unwritten, there 
would be a large-sized hole at the 
bottom of the front page. This 
would be considered bad journal- 

Yung-Ching Yang, LL.D., Presi- 
dent of the Soochow University and 
Visiting ProfeS^br of Chinese CivJ 
ilization on the Tallman Founda- 
tion will give the Tallman Founda- 
tion Lectures on three Tuesday, 
evenings in April: 
April 6 China and Russia 
April IS China and Great Britain 
April 20 China and the United 

The final concert of the Bruns- 
wick Chamber Music Society will 
be given on Wednesday, April 7, in 

Memorial Hall. It will be a pro- 
gram of trio music for violin, vio- 
loncello, and pianoforte by Norbert 
Lauga, violinist, Yves Chardon, 
violoncellist, and Frederic .Tillot- 
son, pianist. 

I Army Work In Public 
I Speaking Emphasized 

The privates of the United 
'States Army Air Force Technical 
I Training Detachment No. 22 are 
1 being trained with a view to 
'eventual officership, and with this 
, purpose in mind, are being given 
jan intensive course in Oral Com- 
position much more broad than 
that given in English 4. 

The first two assignments are 
similar to those in English 4. The 
men give oral readings for voice 
tests, and give a talk with notes 
from their individual reading as- 
signments. After this the work 
has a marked difference from col- 
legiate course. 

At the next meeting the men 
make a study of personality as re- 
flected by speech, and analyze 
voice recordings. They also pre- 
pare a list of subjects for the next 
assignment, an impromptu speech 
of exposition of some term, device, 
or technique related to one of 
their other courses in the general 
program. They aim for clear ex- 
planation of technical ideas, with 
the idea of making orders con- 
nected with their technical duties 
clear to untrained men with whom 
they may work. 

The men will use preliminary 
instruction in the use of the mi- 
crophone in reading hypothetical 
Orders of the Day from a mimeo- 
graphed collection, and recordings 
of voices will be made and played 
back to give the men greater fa- 
cility in the use of amplifying 
systems and making themselves 
understood over the system. Their 
next assignment will give them 
full knowledge of the use of the 
loud-speaker system. They will 
meet in the Chapel and talk on 
factors influencing weather con- 
ditions in a chosen locality. 

After making a study of rhetori- 
cal devices, each man will give a 
three minute speech on a subject 
of his choice over the amplifying 
system .outdoors from the Art 
Building steps. Each man will 
give a talk in which he demon- 
strates facility in handling ex- 
hibits, maps, notes, and the like. 
Blackboard talks are suggested. 

The final speech will be given 
outdoors, without t an amplifying 
system, and with the hearers at 
some distance from the speaker. 
The speaker is in a hypothetical 
position in which he must give 
rather complex instructions to a 
large group of men, and have 
them thoroughly understood. This 
calls for application of all rules I 
and devices the men have been i 
taught, but it is not improptu. 


A meeting of the Witan was 
held last Wednesday evening. 
March 24. at the Theta Delta Chi 
House. Since Edward T. Richard- 
son, Jr. '44 has resigned, nomina- 
tions for the position of secretary 
were called for by Crawford B. 
Thayer '44, Chairman. All nomi- 
nations were declined because of 
lack of time to carry out the du- 
ties or because the nominee was 
leaving College soon. The Chair- 
man then resorted to appoint- 
ment, and Paul H. Eames, Jr. '46, 
was appointed secretary-. 

Professor Herbert R. Brown 
read a paper written by him on 
the subject "Experiment in Con- 
temporary Fiction." His reading 
was followed by a formal discus- 
sion of the subject. The meeting 
then adjourned to the kitchen for 
refreshments and informal discus- 
sion. There were 16 undergradu- 
ate members at the formal meet- 
ing, and Professors Brown and 
Coffin, but the attendance was 
much greater at the informal 

Crawford B. Thayer and John 
F. Jaques '43 acted as hosts of the 

The Witan is an organization 
limited to thirty members com- 
prised of English majors, for the 
purpose of hearing and discussing 
works written by the members. 
Since few English majors are still 
in College now. anyone interested 
in attending the meetings may be 
considered a member, and anyone 
is welcome to come. 

Dr. Yang has been in the United 
States on this, his eighth visit to 
the country, since March, 1941, and 
has lectured at several schools. Be- 
fore becoming a lecturer at Amer- 
ican colleges, Dr. Yang attended 
the University of Wisconsin and 
later George Washington Univer- 
sity, where he took his AU. and 
LL.D. Since then he has lectured 
at many of the country's colleges. 
In 1935 he spoke at the University 
of Hawaii. On his present visit, he 
has lectured for the Quillian Foun- 
dation at Emory University in At- 
lanta, and for the Avro Foundation 
at Duke. 

The Visiting Professors on the 
Tallman Foundation in previous 
years have been: 

1928-29— Alban G. Widgery, Cam- 
bridge University (philosophy 
of religion) 

1929-30— Charles G. E. M. Brun- 
eau, University of Nancy 
(French literature) • 

1930-31 — Enrico Bompiani, Univer- 
sity of Rome (mathematics) 

1931-32— M. R. Ridley, Balliol Col- 
lege, Oxford (English literature) 

1932-33— Donald B. MacMillan, 
Bowdoin '98 (anthropology) 

1933-34— Stanley Casson, New 
College, Oxford (classical arch- 

1934-35— Herbert von Beckerath, 
University of Bonn (economics) 

1935-36— Arthur Haas «L 1941), 
University of Vienna (physics) 

1936-37— Wilder D. Bancroft. Cor- 
nell University (chemistry) (sec- 
ond semester) 

1937-38— Robert H. Lightfoot, New 
College, Oxford (Biblical litera- 
ture) ((first semester) 

1938-39— F. C. Horwood. St. Cath- 
erine's Society, Oxford (English 
literature ) 

1939-40— Moritz J. Bonn, London 
School of Economics (economics) 
(second semester) 

1940-41 — Ernesto Montenegro, Na- 
tional University of Chile (Latin- 
American relations) (second se- 

1941-42— Edgar W. Mclnnis, Uni- 
versity of Toronto (Canadian 

1942-43— Yung-Ching Yang, Presi- 
dent of Soochow University 
(Chinese civilization) 

Tentative Plans Are 
Made For Commencement 

Tentative plans for commence- 
ment have been drawn up, but 
these will not be disclosed until 
they have passed the faculty and 
been approved. The date will not 
be definitely set until the grad- 
uating class decides whether or 
not to have a "Class Day." Noth- 
ing has been decided definitely aa 

Hubbard HalVs Illumination At Last, 
The fruits Of Long Labor lor Light 

By Moigatroyd Schlitz '49 

Sending the librarians scamper- 
i ing for their dark glasses, a spe- 
, cially installed set of overhead 
i mercury arc lights will flash on for 
! the first time this evening in Hub- 
; bard Hall at 6:45.5 p.m., ending the 
1 six months blackout of the College 
i Library. 

Assistant Librarian Benneth J. 
Koyer has agreed to sing "When 
the Lights Go On Again" as the 
highlight of the elaborate cere- 
monies planned to inaugurate the 
super lighting system. 

The long delayed relighting of 
Hubbard Hall was hastened by the 
tragic demise last week of two 
January Freshmen. It will be re- 
called that these two, not realiz- 
ing that the Library had been de- 
clared a "war zone" last Septem- 
ber, entered the darkened building 
at 9.33 p.m., last March 17, and, 
as Mr. Koyer so succinctly put it. 
"They were never heard of again." 

The decision to turn on the lights 
marks the climax of a lengthy con- 
trcversy. One faction fought 
grimly for the preservation of the 
semi-blackout holding that the will 
to Knowledge was enormously 
stimulated by the darkness. This 
group summed up their arguments 
thus: (1) One can hardly see in the 

Library; (2) one consequently ex- 
erts a superhuman effort to see; 

i(3) one thereby reaps the fruits of 
Overcompensation. Some of the 
more ardent exponents of these 
views are reported to have mutilat- 
ed their eyes considerably in the 

: process .their bulging orbs resem- 
bling those of some nocturnal in- 
sects. They report daylight as ex- 

. tremely painful. They plan to do- 

' nate their eyes to the Biology De- 
partment upon their decease. With 
their super-developed lumens this 

I group naturally had a vital inter- 
est in the preservation of dimness 
in the Library. 

But the winning "Let there be 
Light" . . . Faction triumphed 
with the following potent argu- 

(1) Most people can't read in the 

(2) We'll take our darkness at the 

(3) Pepsi Cola is the drink for 

Great credit is due efficient, 
square shooting, level headed, Pon 
D. Toter, Superintendent of 
Buildings' and Grounds (also of 
Grounds and Buildings), who took 
personal Supreme Command of the 
installation of blackout curtains at 
2.37 a.m., March 18, 1943, 13 min- 
utes after the loss of the two Jan- 
uary freshmen had been confirmed. 

Said Totter at that awful moment: 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 










The Bowdoin Orient 

Brunswick. Maine 

Established 1871 

Edltnr-ln-Cblrf Jam-s R. Hlgglns '44 

Associate Editor George \V. (raltfe, Jr. '44 

Managing Editors . , Philip H. Hoffman '4ff 

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.Maanglag Editor of this Issue, H. R. Hornberger, Jr. 
Vol. LXXIII Thursday. April 1, 1948 No. 1 


Like all other campus organizations, 
the Orient, both editorial and business 
departments, is today operating under 
handicaps which it has rarely ever had to 
face in its past history. Looking about us, 
it is easy to recognize the trend of the 
times. The Masque and Gown has had 
to narrow its program, reducing to a 
minimum its demands upon the time of 
its members. The Glee Club has already 
made its last formal appearance for the 
duration. The Witan, formerly compos- 
ed of English majors, now welcomes all 
who care to attend its meetings, because 
of the simple fact that English majors 
are rather few and far between today. 
These are but a few of the indications 
of inevitable change. 

The editorial staff of the paper has 
now dwindled to twelve men. But the 
amount of space in the paper to be filled 
with news has, on the other hand, in- 
creased because of a decrease in adver- 
tising. Until the beginning of this se- 
mester, this difficulty was not insur- 
mountable. But now, news about and of 
interest to the College has also dropped 
off considerably. We are confronted with 
the dilemma of more space to fill and less 
news with which to fill it. Hence, two, 
three, or even four War Bond advertis- 
ments in the same issue. 

Neither the College nor the editorial 
staff wishes to see the Orient abandon- 
ed. The paper continued publication 
throughout the last war, and will en- 
deavor to do so this time. We shall, 
however, have to make some radical 
changes very soon. Consideration has 
been given to the possibilities of cut- 
ting down the size of the paper or pub- 
lishing it less frequently. It was agreed, 
however, that neither of these alternative 
actions would be feasible at present. 

We are taking one step which we be- 
lieve to be in the right direction, that of 
turning over the fourth page to the 
Meteorological Unit. This change will 
take place in the next issue. The reasons 
for doing so, from the point of view of 
mere mechanical difficulties, have been 
enumerated above. Aside from this fact, 
we feel that it is part of our job to offer 
our facilities for newspaper publication 
to the Army men, as have many other 
college newspapers. Both the officers and 
students of the Meteorological School 
are anxious to see this project carried 
through, and it is hoped taht such an un- 
dertaking will help greatly to bring about 
a closer understanding between the 
College and the Army Unit. 

Further than this, probably no 
changes will be made in the Orient be- 
fore the end of this semester. But we are 
looking for suggestions as to future 
changes, and shall welcome any ideas 
that may be presented by our readers. 


The editorial staff of the Orient was 
very pleased to receive the communica- 

tion from a group of Harvard students 
which has been printed in full on the 
first page of this issue. The writing of 
this letter is, we believe, one of the most 
sportsmanlike actions yet to have taken 
place between Bowdoin and Harvard. 
It seems to prove rather conclusively 
that Bowdoin's indignant reaction to the 
criticism of Professor Tillotson and our 
Glee Club was quite justified. It also'in- 
dicates that the unwarranted attack was 
merely one man's opinion. But most im- 
portant of all, this letter shows clearly 
that Bowdoin-Harvard relations need not 
become strained over this matter. We 
know definitely now that the viewpoint 
expressed in the Harvard Crimson was 
not that of Harvard as a whole. This ges- 
ture on the part of these fair : minded 
students of Harvard was an admirable 
stand to take, and will, we believe, 
strengthen rather than weaken future 
Bowdoin-Harvard gelations. 



"... the nation and the world have 
never in history needed broadly educat- 
ed men and women more urgently than 

' today. This is true because only individ- 
uals of broad, liberal education can be 
equal to the huge complexities and stag- 
gering problems of our times. In the 
course of the past century we have 
changed from a provincial to a global 
world in which every part of the struc- 
ture of civilization depends upon every 
other part. The war has highlighted this 
interdependence of nations and of all 
fields of activity and thought. But even 
before the war every informed individual 
recognized that the Smoo't-Hawley Tar- 
iff affected not only the economy of the 
United States but also the economic and 
political situation in Europe, the Far 
East, and South America; that a coal 
strike in Pennsylvania threw pressures 
on the coffee market in Brazil; that the 
abandonment of the Gold Standard by 

. Great Britain changed the entire struc- 
ture of international finance and reached 
into thousands of American homes to 
influence the kind of food served, the 
clothing worn, and the determination as 
to whether Tom, Dick, and Harriet could 
finish high school or go to college. 

"The world is interdependent not only 
economically and politically but also in- 
tellectually and emotionally. Two books 
published in 1859, for example, hit di- 
rectly or side-swiped every one of the 
concepts underlying our social structure; 
Darwin's Origin of Species and the first 
draft of Marx' Das Kapital. Similarly 
the invention of the electrical dynamo, 
the Diesel engine, and radio — to cite 
only the most dramatic of thousands of 
basic inventions — have remade not only 
our manner of living but also our mode 
of thinking and feeling. 

"No further evidence is necessary to 
put Q.E.D. to the theorem that the world 
and all varieties of living resemble a 
snake: touch bne tissue of it and every 
single one of millions of other tissues 
wiggle simultaneously. From this fact 
grows obviously the demand for larger 
numbers of broadly educated individuals 
— individuals who are intellectually and 
emotionally , aware of the new kind of 
world which the nineteenth and twen- 
tieth centuries have produced and who 
are equipped to deal with the problems of 
their times because they understand the 
nature of their era and have the equip- 
ment to deal with it. Two decades ago 
H. G. Wells trenchantly pointed out that 
in our day we are witnessing the most 
momentous race of all history: the race 
between education and catastrophe. Oi 
course he was profoundly right. If our 
educational institutions do not supply the 
world with large numbers of broadly 
educated men and women, our civiliza- 
tion will follow the civilization of the 
past which tumbled into oblivion because 
they were unequal to the demands of 
their times." — President W. H. Cowley 
of Hamilton College in the Hamilton 
Alumni Review of March, 1943. 




25 Years Ago 


Anyone who has yet not regis- 
tered for the V-I2 or A-12 ex- 
amination April 2, should do so 
immediately, if he is not in one 
of the services. 

The V-l Qualification Examina- 
tions will be held April 20, and all 
V-l men in or beyond their fourth 
semester except pre-medical. and 
pre-dental students, will be re- 
quired to take it. Pre-medical, 
and pre-dental students can be ex- 
cused by Professor Kendrick. but 
are urged to take it anyway. Any- 
one not planning to take it must 
see Professor Kendrick. 

All Marines who are Freshmen 
or Sophomores must take the V-l 
Qualification Examinations, but 
will be allowed to omit certain 
sections. Their entry into the gen- 
eral Navy program on or about 
July 1 will be dependent upon the 
results of this examination. How- 
ever, it is not expected that many 
will be eliminated. 

The V-l examinations will have 
morning and afternoon sessions. 

The new Navy College Training 
Program will be inaugurated 
about July 1, 1943. Qualified stu- 
dents enlisted in Class V-l (ACP) 
and Class V-7, U. S. Naval Re- 
serve, will be ordered to active 
duty as Apprentice Seamen under 
this program on or about July 1, 
1943, with pay, subsistence and 
uniform. They will be assigned to 
colleges with which the Navy will 
have contracts for. further train- 

Students who are selected to 
complete college training for the 

purpose -of qualifying them for 
appointment in professional class- 
es of the Naval Reserve will be 
permitted to complete additional 
equivalent semesters, so that up- 
on graduation they will have com- 
pleted a total number of semesters 
as fellows: 

To the Editor and Staff of 
Bowdoin Orient : 
Among the most gratifying ex- 
periences 1 have been privileged to 
enjoy at Bowdoin are the good will, 
appreciation and support I have al- 
ways received from the Orient. 

This friendly and co-operative 
spirit has indeed been, a contribu- 
tory force in making our musical 
ventures successful and worth- 
; while. 

I am especially grateful for your 
j editorial in last week's issue of the 
i Orient where the Requiem was 
■ probably the last significant event 
j the Glee Club will present for the 
, duration. 



Total Semesters 


| Medical and Dental \ 12 

I Engineer Specialists 8 « 

Students who are selected for 
training to qualify them for en- 
gineers for general duty, deck, or 
Supply Corps will be permitted to 
complete additional equivalent se- 
mesters as follows: 

Those who 

had on 

Will receive 

July 1 completed 
















Students called to active duty 
as Apprentice Seamen. Class V-l 
(ACP) and Class V-7, under the 
Navy Training Program who are 
able to meet the requirements of 
the Navy curriculum, which in- 
clude compulsory physical drills, 
swimming and setting-up exer- 
' cises, and who are able to devote 
additional time to participation in 
college athletics or other extra- 
curricular activities, will be per- 
' mi t ted to do so. Navy students 
may, at their own personal ex- 
pense, join all previously estab- 
lished college organizations and 
fraternities which are available to 
all students on the same terms. 
The discipline standards of the 
, Navy will be maintained. 

s& r j>a^&!L to @&&qii>im 

A C. P. a ConMpoadaat Reports itom Washington 



When today's collegians come 
home from the wars to resume 
their education, they are virtual- 
ly assured of real academic credit 
for their experience and training in 

That idea is not new. Veterans 
of 1918 got credit when they 
came back. But the way Amer- 
ican colleges and universities go 
about it this time may be new 
and much better. 

At the end of the first world 
War, colleges lavished credit on 
students returning from service. It 
was "blanket credit" then. The 
amount depended only on time 
served under arms or rank at de- 
mobilization. ' , 
Of course such "blanket 
credit" had nothing to do with 
educational achievement or com- 
petence. Indeed, colleges vied 
with each other in the amount of 
credit granted the returning 

To the veterans, however, this 
enthusiasm was hardly a boon. 
Many were assigned to academic 
levels beyond their reach and 
prompUy flunked out. In other 
cases, there was no adequate rec- 
ognition of increased competence. 
When peace comes this time, 
leading educators are determin- 
ed, it's going to be different. 

Service men and women have at 
least four broad educational oppor- 
tunities while in uniform. There 
are hundreds of technician and of- 
ficer candidate schools. Almost half 
,of all enlisted personnel go to one 
or another. The Armed Forces In- 
stitute, cooperating with 79 col- 
leges and universities, offers off- 
duty education by correspondence. 
Orientation courses and informal 
off-duty instruction in camp recre- 
ation programs likewise 'have 
marked educational value. 

The problem of educators is to 
appraise such educational experi- 
ence objectively and to grant 
credit that does Justice to educ- 
tional standards and competence 
of the veteran. Machinery to do 
this has been blueprinted and 
approved by important institu- 

The plan would work simply. On 
demobilization, a soldier, WAAC or 
other service man or woman would 
apply to the Armed Forces Insti- 
tute for examination and guidance. 
The Institute would obtain full in- 
formation on the person's record, 
then test him to measure his edu- 
cational competence and special- 
ized achievements. 

Results would go to the col- 
lege of his choice with recom- 
mendations for placing the stu- 
dent where he belongs. 
The idea isn't in operation yet, 
despite approval of many colleges, 
regional accrediting associations 
and the armed services. The spec- 
tre of chaotic "blanket credit" still 
haunts responsible educators. 

The suggested credit program 
can become effective only if and 
when colleges take individual 
and group action to make tt ef- 

fective. The American Council on 
Education is giving leadership to 
the drive to see that the program 
takes hold before it's too late. 
The Council is plugging for im- 
mediate action opposing "blank- 
et credit" and approving the al- 
ternative program which was 
lacking In 1918. 
The issue is being faced on a 
small scale already, the Council 
points out. Casualty cases are be- 
ing demobilized — in numbers now a 
military secret. Chances are many 
more such cases will be seeking re- 
admission to colleges before long. 

When general demobilization 
comes, the Council says, it will be 
too late to black another move 
for "blanket credit." The battle 
must be won on every campns 

Demand for accounting and aud- 
iting assistants has become so 
great in Washington that the gov- 
ernment will hire any person with 
two years' education in accounting 
at any time and without a written 
examination. The pay is $2,433 a 
year, including overtime. 

There are numerous new op- 
portunities for men and women 
with two or more years' tech- 
nical education in agriculture, 
too. Laboratory and field posi- 
tions are opening in Washington 
and throughout the country at 
$1,970 to $2,433 a year. There's 
no written test for these jobs, 

Other technical jobs are avail- 
able to those with a single year of 
appropriate college study in chem- 
istry, geology, geophysics, mathe- 
matics, metallurgy, meteorology, 
physics or radio. 

This business of being a master 
race isn't as simple as it looks. For 
instance, you have to acquire a lit 
tie knowledge to supplement in- 
born superiority before your in- 
feriors notice the difference. Also, 
your mastery may slip away from 
you and need recreating later on. 

Or so it seems from Nazi ac- 
tions in Poland, reported through 
channels that may not be dls 
channels that may not be dis- 
closed for security reasons. 
There Nazi officials are under- 
taking re-education of Polish 
children of German origin to 
make them appear superior to 
the Poles. . 

As the Nazi governor of the 
Radom administrative district put 
it: 'The Germans in this country 
must acquire a certain amount of 
knowledge in order to appear su- 
perior. Although their German 
ancestors once came here as su- 
periors, the German spirit must be 
created anew. The German children 
who become Poles must again be 
re-educated as Germans." 

There's a new prerequisite for 
admission to Croatian univer- 
sities, according to the Nazi-con- 
trolled Zagreb newspaper, 
Hrvatski Narod. No girt student 
will be admitted to any univer- 
sity unless she can offer proof of 
12 months' service In the Nazi fe- 
male labor service. 

Announcement of the enlarged 
number of draftees to be called in- 
to service calls attention to the 
fact that the enrollme-u of tli° 
college will once more suffer de- 

Professor flam gave an adiiress 
on Russia at the meeting of the 
Lewiston-Auburn Ro'ary Club last 

The Bowdoin Chapter cf Delta 
Upsilon gave a house dance on t he 
evening of March 20 in ♦!;" d.ince 
hall at the house. Xelley s tort-e- 
piece orchestra of Brunswick fur- 
nished music. 

Four Bowdoin men have regis- 
tered at the American University 
Union in Paris. 

There is a movement uni' r way 
to get a service flag for B ... ioi.i. 

The sun dial on Hubbarl Ha'J 
seems inconsistent with the new 

During the Easter vacation, 
word was received of the deaf.i of 
Michal J. Delehanty, Jr. '20. IT? ir, 
the first Bowdoin undergraduate 
to Jose his life in this war. 

Bob Miller 


Professor Little has completed 
his book, "Science of Physics," 
which is a text book for college 
students studying first year Phys- 
ics, and has it ready for th<» 
printer. The book is organized 
from an entirely new point of 
view which Professor Little has 
evolved from his teaching experi- 
ences at Bowdoin. 

(The following Irom Bowdoin 

jMotto of the Bowdoin "Occi- 
dent ": "All the Nudes that's fit to 

The fine system in the library is 
ever popular, the number of those 
taking advantage of this unique 
opportunnity to the endowment of 
the college increasing daily. 

President Sills laid the corner- 
stone of the new Bowdoin Chiro- 
practic cafeteria. 

Moore Hall Fire 

[ Continued from Page i 1 
figured one or two, maybe three. 
No cal cuts, anyway. 

President Stills, when requested 
to voice an opinion for the press, 
is understood by us to have said; 
'It is too bad to have lost such a 
fine building, which I don't know 
how we'll ever get to replace 
again, not to say anything of the 
lives which were last, which was 
too bad and which will ~ut down 
our enrollment considerably mor 1 
than somewhat. However, this is 

Dean Vixen, when told this 
morning of the tragedy, and learn- 
ing the names of the deceased, 
was able to see the brighter side 
of the situation, thinking probably 
that it was just as well, since 
most of them were on pro anyhow, 
and very likely would never have 
gotten off anyway. Furthermore, 
only one out of 13 graduate. 

Parents of the burned arrived 
on the scene of the fire early to- 
day, and there was much sorrow 
among all of them. Mr. John 
Junkovich, of Hoboken. N. J. was 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
purchased a Cape Cbd Colonial 
house on the Cape on the edge of 
the Plymouth Colony. It was built 
in 1715 by a deserter from the 
British Army, and with its color- 
ful history. Miller felt it only na- 
tural that it, should be filled with 
furniture made at the same time, 
by the same kind of men. Across 
the street from thus house lived an 
old man who was an example of 
the fast-disappearing Cape Cod 
handyman. He has what is usual- 
ly called "Yankee ingenuity": the 
kind of man who could build his 
own house, his own clock, or his 
own boat. Often when Bob 
brought back a piece of antique 
furniture which was broken or 
had parts missing, he repaired it, 
found parts to replace those miss- 
ing, or made new parts to match. 
With his help the entire house was 
furnished with antiques. 

In 1928 when he came to Bow- 
doin as coach of swimming and 
golf. Bob Miller bought the old 
McKeen house in Topsham. It is 
an old colonial type house, built in 
1817 by a Mr. Frost for Dr. James 
McKeen, youngesf son of the first 
president of the College. The Sills 
would have taken this house. Bob 
says, had not Mr. Sills become 
President Sills of Bowdoin College. 

Since this house has 14 rooms 
to the six in the Cape Cod house, 
Bob had to get a great deal more 

Chamber Music 

Ten Years Ago 

The president spoke in chapel on 
the "juvenility of the student 
body." He referred to the "boy- 
ish initiations" for an example. 

Zeta Psi won first place in the 
fraternity track meet. In second j 
place was Delta Kappa Epsilon. j 
Chi Psi, Delta Upsilon. Theta 
Delta Chi, Non-fraternity, Kappa 
Sigma, Alpha Delta Phi, Sigma 
Nu, and Alpha Tau Omega fol- 
lowed in that order. 

There will be a Frosh-Soph 
Track meet this week. 

The Mathematics Club spon- 
sored a talk on a type of calendar 

[ Conti»^«* 1 . f »om Page i ] 
III. Adagio 
VI. Allegro 

Professor Tillotson has several 
comments on the selections. "The 
Concert Royale has not been 
played in New England before and 
is a set of rare compositions set* 
for various instruments of the 16th 
century by Rameau. Beethoven's 
Sonata is the greatest work in 
that form. It is written for vio- 
lin and piano, and without ques- 
tion is one of the most difficult 
| Beethoven has written. It is a 

,' veritable Tour de Force. The 
Brahms Trio is in reality a sym- 

' phony for a trio. This is a con- 
cert that students can ill afford to 

furniture, and started collecting 
again. Unfortunately this was in 
1928-89 when prices for such 
things were at their highest. Bob 
found attending auctions in the 
summer a pleasant pastime. 

Three years ago, when prices 
were "ridiculously low," Coach 
Miller started collecting again. 
Since the restrictions on travel are 
so strict, says Bob regretfully, auc- 
tion attending and antique seeking 
! are at an end. But he now has his 
! house completely furnished with 
antiques that are in harmony with 
the spirit of old New England in 
the house. 

typical, losing three" sons. He la- 
mented: "It was kind of a tough 
break; they were good kids, but I 
got six more back in Hoboken, 
and the wife's young yet; they'd 
have got it in the war anyhow." 

Mrs. Mortimer Bartlolmess, of 
Trinidad, whose son Jasper, was 
one of the victims, was heart- 
broken. "I liked that boy," she 

The general tendency on the 
part of the remaining student 
body was to forget the affair as 
soon as possible and go on with 
their regular work. There was, 
however, quite a lot of discussion 
about it. The general consensus 
of opinion was that Moore Hall 
should never have been built any- 
how, seeing how much it had cost, 
and how much it would cost to 
bury the dead. Casualty lists have 
not been made up yet as nobody 
has bothered to keep an accurate 
list of the identified stiffs, al- 
though it is definitely ascertained 
by members of the Math Depart- 
ment that fifty one lost their lives. 
Further pertinent facts may be 
found on page six of this issue. 


Wed.-Thurs. Mar. 31- April 1 

Reveille With Beverly 

Ann Miller - William Wright 

News Short Subjects 

Fri.-Sat. April 2-3 

Hit Parade of 1943 

John Carroll -Susan Hay ward 




Sun.-Mon.-Tues. April 4-5-6 

3 — DAYS — 3 

Hitler's Children 


Tim Holt - Bonita Granville 

Kent Smith - Otto Kruger 

H. B. Warner 



Short Subjects 

Wed.-Thurs. April 7-8 

Shadow Of A Doubt 


Teresa Wright - Joseph Cotton 






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in Black, and White 

Packed in white gift cartons (except 
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Signed AddreM 









Goodman or James 
Will Be Chosen For 
(iala Gym Dance 

Contrary To rumor, there will be 
Ivy Houseparties this year after all, 
n WW announced last night by the 
Bowdoin Student Council. After 
giving the situation much thought, 
the Council finally decided that it 
a i> necessary lo student morale to 
have relaxation of some sort before 
the end of the semester. In accord- 
anee with this theory, extensive 
plans have been made for the af- 

Instead of the party starting on a 
Friday, as it did last year, there 
will be a return to the old system 
of having it start on Wednesday 
and lasting for the remainder of the 
week. Incidentally, all this is going 
to happen three weeks from now. 
As to the orchestra which will play 
at the customary gym dance, no 
arrangements have been made. It 
is known, however, that the Coun- 
cil has 2,000 dollars at its disposal 
with which to hire a band, and 
they guarantee that it will be eith- 
er lienny Goodman or Harry 
James, which, we think, is very 
generous of them. 

When informed that there would 
Im' an Ivy. the various fraternities 
immediately began to make ar- 
rangements for orchestras to play 
at house dances which will be held 
two nights during the week. Beta 
Theta Pi announced the signing of 
Tommy Dorsey. while the Zetes 
Claimed to have his brother Jimmy 
on the hook, but the Dekes were 
outbidding them. Other outfits ex- 
pected to appear are those of Bob 
Chester, Count Basic, Glen Gray, 
Johnny Lung, and Tommy Tucker. 

Kager to help in every way, col- 
lege authorities have volunteered 
to obtain sufficient supplies of gas- 
oline and beefsteak which will be 
obtained through black markets 
operated on the side by various 
members of the faculty. Despite 
the fact that the celebrations do 
not officially begin until Wednes- 
day, Dean Vixen, in a midnight 
communique to the ORIENT, has 
invited all guests to arrive on the 
preceding week end, if they possi- 
bly can, and feel that they can sur- 
vive a whole week of it. 

In the past, classes have always 
continued as usual during house- 
parties but on this occasion there 
will be a suspension of all classes, 
because it is the Dean's theory, 
carefully worked out over a period 
of many years, that not much is ac- 
complished during houseparty 
classes anyhow. However, attend- 
ance will be required at Sunday 

AI Perry Takes Prize 
For "Sacrifice" Theme 

By Harry LiiMtonuum 

The Annual Stanley Plummer. 
Prize Speaking Contest was held 
Monday morning in Memorial Hall, 
between George W. Craigie, Jr., 
and Alan Perry. Because of the 
fact that only these two contest- 
ants were entered, the contest was 
held privately with Professors 
Brown, Thayer. Chase, Quinby and 
Coffin. Alan Perry with his speech, 
"Tomorrow Will Be Too Late" won 
the prize. 

George Craigie spoke first on 
"Liberal Arts Today." In his talk, 
Craigie attacked the defenders of 
liberal arts and liberal humanities. 
Craigie stated: "If the war should 
be lost, liberal arts and civilization 
would be lost also. The war," he 
continued, "for all Americans by 
all Americans, must come first." 

Granting also that liberal arts is 

, a great aid, the speaker stated that 
just as much can, and must in war- 

| time, be learned from life. This 
war, according to Craigie, is a bur- 
den to be shared by all of us. "The 

j scholar, the farmer, the athlete, 

! the workman, all are equal in war. 

| Each one must give what he can." 
In conclusion, George W. Craigie 
noted that all colleges are being 
forced to alter their curriculum to 
war time needs. "The college that 
are not changing," said the speak- 
er, "should profit from the example 
of Bowdoin and other forward-look- 
ing institutions. Education — and 
civilization — can be very proud of 

The theme of Alan Perry's talk 
was, that in spite of all our bur- 
dens, we must make increasingly 
greater sacrifices. He stated that in 
spite of the average person's in- 
herent patriotism many still in- 
j dulge in such seemingly petty 
things as hoarding a few pounds of 
sugar or buying illegally. 

Continuing, the speaker stated 
j that we are too selfish. When peo- 
I pie talk about US, "Us is you, and 
I the fellow next door, and your boss, 
and the grocery clerk, and I. We 
forget that you and I and our fam- 
ilies make up a part of 'the people' 
we're talking about." 

Perry attacked the complacent, 
"business as usual," as for instance 
the recent demands of John L. 
Lewis for $2 a day increase in 
wages for miners. 

"We — you and I," said Perry in 
closing, "and the fellow in the next 
seat— have got to start doing our 
part right now— tomorrow will be 
too late." 

Burnett Asks Harmony 
With World In Chapel 

In Chapel last Friday. March 26. 
Professor Charles T. Burnett, Pro- 
fessor of Psychology, spoke on the t 
subject of getting along in the 

"Mold the World to Your ldea«. 
Absurd, is it not ?" Professor Bur- 
net 1 commenced. He went on to 
explain that learning to be in har- 
mony with the world, so that the 
world conforms with your ideals 

is, in a sense, molding the world to 
your ideas. He stated *hat satis- 
faction with life comes only when 
one is in harmony with it, and 
made a plea that all of us who 
seek satisfaction in life try to 

make ourselves conform to the 


world, to be in harmony with it, 
and we should find happiness. 








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Kent Stat* University 

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Addresi ■ College i . Ct~ Long hland City, N. Y. 

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Military Swimming Exhibition In Curtis Pool 


Rumor; Campus Air Raid Warden 
Dathern A. Paggetfs finely co- 
ordinated air raid defense ma- 
chine sprang into action when at 
2:34.09 last Tuesday morning an 
enemy task force of some 57 
planes attacked the campus. 
Seven of the attackers were 
brought down by members of 
the English Department, who 
stood on their roof-tops hurling 

Fact: The Professors brought down 
only six planes. 

B. O. 

Rumor: Someone was seen enter- 
ing the Art Building last Satur- 
day morning. 

Fact: This rumor is absolutely un- 


Rumor: Professor Mommy Teans 
(no relation to Harold) has been 
called in to consultation, by the 
Masque and Gown concerning a 
Dance of Four Satyrs in the 
Commencement Play, in his ca- 
pacity as Professor of Classics. 

Fact: The dance is a conglomera- 
tion of Calisthenician bounds for 
which Mommy was called in that 

B. O. 

Rumor: The Army will cut down 
the Bowdoin Pines to build a 
Kitchen so that men on K.P. will 
have someplace to go. 

Fact: This is not a rumor. 

Rumor: A Navy bomber, missing 
its way to the Brunswick Air- 
port, recently made a forced 
landing in the living room of the 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity House. 
Before landing it jettisoned its 
bombs. • 

Fact: It did not jettison its eggs. 
The Kappa Sigs had 'em for 
breakfast Tuesday. 
B. O. 

Rumor: There will be an Ivy 

Fact: WELL? 


Rumor: Five Dekes were seen 
partially, if not wholly inebriated 
downtown about 11.30 last Sat- 
urday night. They were in a 
group about the Tin Policeman 
in front of Chandlers, and were 
singing "Silent Night." 

Fact: What! Only five? 
B. O. 

Rumor: The Moulton Union Sew- 
ing Circle has been sewing Little 
Things recently. Gossip has it 

Fact: The boys get around, don't 

B. O. 

Rumor: There is no Lake Bowdoin 
this year. It just didn't material- 
ize. The Zetes are disappointed 
that their long-planned canoe 
trip has had to be cancelled.. 

Fact: Lake Bowdoin is still there. 
It has merely dwindled away to 
Seward Marsh. 

B. O. 

Rumor: The Orient Office has been 
converted into a game room and 
a ping-pong table has been in- 

Fact: I wish they'd hurry up. I'm 

B. O. 

Rumor: The back page of the 
Orient will be turned over to the 
members of the Meteorology 
Unit for purposes of their own. 

Fact: They can have the whole 
damned thing! 


Rumor: Mr. Benneth J. Koyer, 
looking into a dark (aren't they 
all?) corner of the Library last 
Wednesday evening around clos- 
ing time, was heard to remark: 
"What's coming off here?" 

Fact : We wonder. ' 


Although plans for Ivy Day are 
very vague and tentative, those 
men of the Class of 1944 still in 
College met last Monday evening 
in the lounge of the Moulton Union 
to hold elections for Ivy Day 

Richard C. Johnstone of Wal- 
tham, Mass., was chosen Popular 
Man of his class. 

Joseph F. Carey of Dorchester, 
-Mass., was elected class Marshal. 

Ivy Day Odist is Alan, S, Perry 
of Barnstable, Mass. 

Ross E. Williams of Scarsdale, 
New York, was elected Orator, 
and James R. Higgins, also of 
Scarsdale, New York, was chosen 

Walter S. Donahue, Jr., of Mil- 
ton, Mass., was chosen to be chair- 
man of the Ivy Day Committee. He 
will also be assisted by Thomas A. 
Cooper of St. Louis County, Mis- 
souri, and Robert N. Frazer of 
Medford, Mass. 

George A. Burpee of Bronxville, 
New York, is head of the Ivy Dance 
Committee. The other men in this 

Magee Plans To Carry 
On For Spring Season 

In another couple of weeks a 
shadow of Bowdoin's track squad 
will start training outdoors for the 
spring season. "We are going to 
carry right on," Coach Magee in- 
sisted. "We haven't got a schedule 
made up yet, but we probably can 
get a meet with Bates." 

At the present time the squad is 
made up of: 

Distance runners: Richard H. 
Lewis, Clayton F. Reed, Philip F. 
M. Gilly, Jr., Hugh Pendexter, 
Russell Christopher, S. Frederick, 
R. Hewes. 

Middle distance runners: George 
Branche, Roger P. Adams, Richard 
Davis, K. L. Senter, C. Woods. 

Sprinters: A. P. Cole, Jr., John 
Foran, C. F. Metzler, Robert M. 

Hurdlers: Richard K. Bird, Bev- 
erley L. Campbell, Donald Pa- 

Jumpers: Herbert Hanson,. John 

Pole' vaulters: F. R. Sims, Jr., 
Curt Mathers. 

Weight and Discus men: L. F. 
group are Russell P. Sweet of Dan- 1 ciarke, J. P. Donaldson, H. Dow, 
bury, Conn., John E Hess of Houl- 1 ryonald Lukens, Philip Parsons, Jr., 

ton, John R. Hurley of White 
Plains, New York, and Richard C. 
Johnstone of Waltham, Mass. 

President of the Class of 1944 is 
Richard C. Johnstone; Vice-presi- 
dent, William H. Elliot; and secre- 
tary-treasurer, Ross E. Williams. 

English Universities 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
Each university in England has 
its own University Joint Recruit- 
ing Board — composed of Army, 
.Navy, and Air Force representa- 
tives and chairmanned by a uni- 
versity member, with sub-commit- 
tees in each scientific field com- 
posed entirely of faculty members. 
Within the limits of National Ser- 
vice orders, these committees 
have the say-so in drafting or de- 
ferring students. 

Until December, 1942, English 
college men even in non-scientific 
subjects were granted deferments 
for one year if the universities 
certified them, but such defer- 
ments have now been cut off, and 
it is at the present time virtually 

E. A. Richards, N. R. Taylor, J. W. 
Taussig. f 

Unclassified: Joseph Chadwick, 

| Paul Charak, L. E. Hart, J. R. 

! Merrill, H. Ramsey, D. Thorn- 
dike, David Wilson. 

Joe Carey, who has been sick re- 
cently will not be running this 
spring, but Coach Magee plans tdi 
; . use him for throwing the jayelin. 
When asked about our prospects 
Coach Magee smiled and said, "Our 
i spring meets will be for old times' 
, sake, not for showing off. You 
| know. I think the Dean hit it on the 
I head when he was talking to me 
j the other day. He said the team has 
i evaporated." 

Tennis And Golf Teams 
Will Continue This Spring 

Mai Morrell has announced 
that the Athletic Department 
will have Tennis and Golf Teams 
this Spring season as usual. A 
schedule for both activities in be- 
ing planned, and will be followed 
wherever possible, subject to lim- 
itations caused by the war. 

Major Warnings Listed 
On Percentage Basis 

The major warnings have been 
sent out for the mid-semester re- 
view of the second semester of the 
1942-43 season. The numbers of 

Burning Oil, "Commando 
Swimming" Will Be Shown 

By Paul Eames 

This evening at 8.15 in the Bowdoin Pool the Athletic 
Department of Bowdoin College will present an exhibition of 
Military Swimming. It will be open to the public, and will 
show the public the things Bowdoin men have learned in Mil- 
itary Swimming through the winter. 

Swimming Department 
Will Teach Privates 

Robert E. Miller, Coach of Swim- 

major warnings for each frater- , 

nity house are listed, and for the mm «- has * +*" * +**.**** 

Swimming Department to .take 

sake of fairness now that there is 
such a difference in the number of 
members in the various houses, 

charge of instruction of the AWiy 
Unit in swimming. The Unit has 

the houses are also lLsted by the ' J" & ve " £» of J* Po ° l ■£ 

Dercentaee warned , classes in Military Swimming will 

percentage warnea. , ^ n on Mond &t 13Q and 2 ^ 

In the list by numbers the Under the supervision of 

column is headed by Alpha Delta Co ach Miller, the actual instruction 
Phi, Zeta Psi, and Sigma Nu with 

Paging MahatmaUandi 
To Teach Starvation 

By Moigatrovd Schlltz '49 

Food is rapidly becoming a 
major problem around Bowdoin. 
Actually, there is no problem. 
There is also . no food. Bowdoin 
students, for the past few weeks 
impossible for male students lex- | have a11 &***> strictly from hunger 
cept those considcrablv below 18 and man y ot her things. In fact, 
or physically unfit) to study lib- !l »e situation is critical, especially 
eral arts courses. ; where this operative comes from. 

Although women have for some \0* Monday we eat vegetables. On 
time been subject to draft in I Tuesday we eat no meat. \Vednes- 
England. until recently underage [*»*' ,s k::ovr asfoodless VVednes- 
women college students had a free ' da >" because there s no ,ood on 
rein in picking their courses. Now, [Wednesday, which is as good a 
however, in a final tightening-up reason for calling it foodless 
of education, women who want to I Wednesday as we can think of off 
study non-scientific subjects are j ^ and &&?" are weekly having 
admitted to universities only if Ashless Fridays and beanless Sat- 





Students more than welcome. 

Only one in thirteen who come 

ever last out the year. But never 


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they are going to become teachers 
or do other essential civilian so- 
cial service. 

As well as deciding which stu- 
dents are doing their greatest na- 
tional service by entering and 
staying in universities, the Uni- 
versity Joint Recruiting Boards 
also urge students into shortage 
fields— radio-physics is the main 
shortage at present and they de- 
cide where faculty merflbers can 
best be used. 

In general, teachers in scientif- 
ic subjects who are over 25 are 
deferred, and teachers over 35 in 
other fields are left at their jobs. 
In each case the faculty members 
are individually examined by the 
Joint Recruiting Boards, and the 
boards then recommend defer- 
ment — which has never yet been 
refused— if they consider that the 
teacher is needed. 

All students and faculty mem- 
bers in England — as well as work- 
, ing on accelerated schedules— 
i must put in 48' hours a month in 
; the Fire Guard — as every other 
| adult in England does. In addition 
, to this every man from 17 to 51 
has to be a member of the Home 

England has no such plan as our 
Army Specialized Training and 
Navy V-12 programs, where ser- 
vicemen in uniform are sent to the 
colleges for part of their military 
training. They have many short 
training courses which prepare 
students for war service, but all 
the students are civilians and re- 
main in school uninterruptedly un- 
til they have finished whatever 
training the government through 
the University Joint Recruiting 
Boards has approved for them. 

nrdays and getting spiritual nour 
ishment on Sunday's in chapel. 
The situation, as said before, is 

six warnings each, while Psi Up- 
silon, and Alpha Tau Omega have 
four, Chi Psi, Theta Delta Chi. 
and Beta Theta Pi have three. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Upsi- 
lon, and Thorndike have two, and 
Kappa Sigma has no major warn- 

In the list according to percent- 
age. Kappa Sigma (22 active 
members) leads with 0.00 percent, 
while Delta Kappa Epsilon (25) 
follows with 8.00 percent. Delta 
Upsilon (20) with 10 percent, Chi 
Psi (25), 12 percent, Theta Delta 
Chi (25). 12 percent. Beta Theta 
Pi (25) 12 percent. Zeta Psi (36), 
16.6 percent. Alpha Tau Omega 
(17), 23.5 percent. Alpha Delta 
Phi (24), 25 percent, Psi Upsilon 
(15). 26.6 percent, and Sigma Nu 
(21). with 28.6 percent. 

At this writing there are 307 
men left in College, with a total 
of 41 with major warnings: 13.3 

will be detailed to key undergrad- 
uate instructors who have been in- 
structing for the past year and are 
competent to take over a group 
on their own. 

According to Miller, this follows 
the Athletic Department's policy 
of offering to instruct the Meteor- 
ology Unit in physical work. The 
current plans are for the men of 
the Unit to go by sections, two sec- 
tions at a time and taking only one 
week of swimming work at a time 
before the other sections have had 
their turn. 

Hubbard Hall 

[ Continued from Page I 3 

give you blood, sweat, 



Drastic action followed. Armed 
with huge shears for red tape, bul- 
let headed, iron-fisted Pon Totter 
was as good as his word. He accom- 
plished in 13 dramatic days what 
had baffled the College for six 
months. He demonstrated that the 
best way to put up a blackout cur- 
tain is to get a ladder and put it 
up. The rest is History (1-2). 

Indeed, Pon D. Totter well de- 
serves the silver lined miniature 
blackout shade which will be pre- 
sented to him at the Hubbard Hall 
ceremonies tonight. The silver lin- 
ing is a symbol of a brighter world 
to come. 

Benneth J. Koyer will be the re- 

Faculty Runs Black 
Market For Students 

I cipient of a specially engraved 100 
One member of a certain fra- J watt Mazda bulb S y mb ol of his 
ternity thought he had a possible I tireless cfforls to kindle the 
solution, but we have been urged | ^ of Knowledge at Bowdoin. 

not to divulge to our public the re- 
sults of the experiment. However, 
it is possible at this time to give 
the essential facta of it. Annoyed 
by the Navy airplanes which cir- 
cled over his bed every morning at 
six o'clock, he got himself a shot- 
gun and went up with the roof 
every morning with the hope of 
jacking himself an aviator, with 
the ultimate intention of eating 
the body, if it could be discovered 
after the crash and was still in 
fairly good condition. Finally he 
got a shot and, taking careful aim. 
he fired — huh, too bad folks, we 

For, although it is not generally 
known, it was he who fought for 
ority rating necessary to the pur- 
chase of the new mercury lime 
light illumination. Said the tired 
but smiling Koyer: "I was almost 
ready to go to the Black Market." 
Extensive reorganization is ex- 
pected in the Library staff as a re- 
sult of the lights. Several student 
assistants, who have developed 
mole-like eyes due to their long 
confinement in Hubbard's Land of 
Nod, have announced their inten- 
tion of taking six months' leave of 
absence in Vergil's Underworld in 

By Moigatroyd Schlltz '49 

Reports of a Black Market in 
Brunswick have been reaching 
government officials ever since ra- 
tioning went into effect last month. 
ORIENT reporters have worked 
many thankless hours in vain at- 
tempts to solve the mystery sur- 
rounding this market. 

Last week ,in a friendly visit at 
the home of Chick Dittim and 
Hobo Trellis, this reporter, while 
raiding their ice-box, stumbled up- 
on a pile of receipted bills which 
indicted the above-mentioned 
members of the Bowdoin faculty. 

In Police Headquarters, Dittim 
admitted his full guilt and by way 
of explanation, said, "The Presi- 
dent wouldn't raise my allowance. 
It's all his fault." Trellis said, 
"Dittim forced me into it. How 
could I refuse to do what that 
brute told me to?" Trellis, it was 
reported, had tears in his eyes dur- 
ing the hearing. 

Dittim, it was discovered had 
been selling peas to Marie at the 
Chi Psi Lodge for one point less. It 
is expected that some other fra- 
ternities will be indicted also. 
Trellis, your reported found, has 
very close connections with Delta 
Upsilon. However, Eddie Richards 
of the D. U.'s denied having any 
connections with either Dittim or 

The trial will be held April 1, 
1943, in the Conference A room in 
the Moulton Union. The judge will 
be Jim Nasium, and the jury will 
be made up of Robespierre. Jane 
Russell, and various assorted flav- 

know you want to hear the rest j 

of this facinating fable, but were I order to recover their ability to see 

afraid that it will have to be 


The College Book Store 

We have received a small shipment of Bowdoin 
Jewelry and Army Air Force Sweetheart Pins 


THE FOREST and the FORT: Hervey Allen $2.50 

THE YEAR OF DECISION: 1846— Bernard De Voto $8.50 


in the daylight. 

Dave Dimeye and his Dimout 
Droops have been engaged to pro- 
vide the hot licks for tonight's fes- 
tivities in the main lobby. Ties will 
be black. Popular, versatile Dim- 
eye will teach the guests the new 
"Blackout Stomp." The couples 
will revolve around a freshly dust- 
ed bust of Charles A. Edison, do- 

I hated by the G. E. Mazda Lamp 
Corporation. Phil Spitalny and his 

j All Girl Orchestra of the Hour of 
Charm are sending their best 




Fred N. Gibbs, Prop. 

wishes and their autographed pho- 
tographs to add to the Library's 
collection. Mr. Koyer, not to be 
confused with Charlllles Koyer. 
has been named the Hour of 
Charm's Charmer of the Month. 

The exhibition will include the 
various strokes taught in Military 
Swimming, work in underwater 
swimming, swimming with clothes 
on, and with rifles, walking un- 
der water, defenses against 
sharks, jumping, making water 
wings from clothing while float- 
ing, an aquatic merry-go-round. 
and work with the water covered 
with flaming oil. This last will be 
the finale of the performance, be- 
cause of the smoke the burning oil 
causes. It will show how tlie men 
are taught to swim through, in, 
and under burning oil without 
harm to themselves. 

This exhibition has been plan- 
ned at the request of President 
Kenneth C. M. Sills and Mrs. Sills, 
and because the public has shown 
an interest in this work. Those 
taking part in the performance 
are the men who are in Military 
Swimming now, or who have pass- 
ed through it successfully. 

A modified, course in Military 
Swimming was given last spring 
for the first time, and continued 
through the summer. During the 
fall it became 1 apparent through 
releases from the War Depart- 
ment and from the results of the 
Pacific war that every man in 
College should be taught to swim. 
Miller has attended a number of 
conferences at which Military 
Swimming was discussed. These 
include conferences with Henry 
Ortland, Swimming Coach at the 
Naval Academy at Annapolis. He 
attended meetings of the New 
England Intercollegiate Swimming 
Association held in the fall, and 
studied the swimming program at 
Amherst. In this program every- 
one in college is required 'to take 
the course in "Commando Swim- 
ming," a ten-event program which 
is still in use. 

Miller had two" things in mind 
in planning the course given here. 
The first was to teach every stu- 
dent in College everything that it 
is necessary to know for self-pres- 
ervation in an ordinary sea dis- 
aster. The second purpose of the 
course is to prepare everyone to 
pass any officer's swimming test. 

Although these tests vary con- 
siderably in the Army, Navy, Air 
Corps, and Marines, Coach Mil- 
ler feels that his course is ade- 

It was with President Sills' ap- 
proval and expressed desire in 
Chapel that every student avail 
himself of the opportunity to take 
Military Swimming, that the stu- 
dent body was divided up and run 
through the 20-day course imme- 
diately. To meet the military reg- 
ulations that every man in Physi- 
cal Education be periodically 
marked, a half-way examination 
in the course has been given as 
well as the final test. 

Miller says that he finds that 
the average level of ability among 
Bowdoin men is fairly high. There 
were only about 15 non-swimmers 
in College, and these men were 
i put through the program twice 
over, and in almost every case 
they were able to pass the tests. 
Says Miller. "Every boy in Bow- 
, doin College is now a swimmer." 



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Another early picture of the Bowdoin College Campus. This one was 
taken in 1876. " . 





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One of the earliest pictures of the Bowdoin College Campus as seen 
from Maine Street. 

Another aerial view of the Bowdoin 

Campus. Notice the street car on 
the Harpswell Road. 

A fine hirds-eye view of the Bowdoin College buildings and grounds, 
taken by the ORIENTS aerial photographer. 

Sun Rises 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
for days the place seemed more 
like a tomb than a college. The 
activity picked up somewhat 
with the arrival or the United 
States Army Air Corp Glee Club, 
but this in no way affected the 
remaining civilian population. 

s - r 
I It did. however, give a hint as to 
the future. As things stand now, 
the uinformed and the non-uni- 
formed about equal one another. A 
year from now what do you sup- 
pose Bowdoin will be like? Your 
guess is as good as ours, but the 
chances are that they'll both be the' 
same. The meteor boys will be here, 
probably in greater force than 

Bowling Bowl 

7 Dun lap Street 
Telephone 131 -M 

We cater to Fraternity 
House needs 

PHILGAS does the cook- 
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Watchmaker and Jeweler 
146 Maine St. Brunswick, Me. , 

ever. Radar boys will still be in- 
habiting the decks, as we under- 
stand the Navy calls them, of the 
Science building. Bowdoin could 
even be turned into a prison camp 
and we'd have some of Dahl's Bi- 
cycle Boys. As a matter of fact it's 
practically a prison camp now. You 
can't get out of town without pay- 
ing your way. 

s - r 
We understand that our col- 
lege will also be an army pre- 
med school which will add sub- 
stantially to the uniforms. Al- 
ready we see them in the Chem 
lab singing "I've been working 
on the Bunsen Burner, all the 
live long day." 

s - r 
The only non-uniformed crea- 
tures about will be young refugees 
from high and prep schools within 
walking distance, who wish to get 
in as much college as possible be- 
fore being called into the service 
of their country. Sub-freshman 
week end will see the campus 
dotted with mothers wheeling baby 
carriages, and babes-in-arms dis- 
cussing college credits with the 

s - r 
Everything of the old college 
which remains will be run by the 
army . . . Already the Meteor- 
ology School is getting ready. to 
take over page four of the 
ORIENT, to the intense joy of 
its editors. Any time they want 
the last three pages, it could 
probably be arranged. ... We 
understand, also, that the army 
is going to start an extra-curric- 
ular Glee Club. Next year if the 
editors of Harvard's daily make 
cracks about the Bowdoin Glee 
Club, the Bowdoin Air Corps can 
go down and clean the Joint out. 
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Next year's Tallman lecturer, 
the good J. Conquering Lion, for- 
mer Prime Minister of Ethiopia 
will speak on Abyssinian Bureau- 
cracy to an audience of high school 
sophomores and Westbrook girls 


The Music Department an- 
nounces that the record of the 
weeSt is Ludwig Beethoven's 
Symphony No. 4 in B flat Minor, 
as recorded by the London Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra, r'elix Wein- 
gartner conductor. This may be 
found in a new album in the 
music room. This symphony is 
to be featured today by the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, 
Sergei Koussevitsky conducting, 
in Carnegie Hall. 

On Friday of this week in 
Carnegie Hall, the Philharmonic 
Symphony Orchestra under the 
leadership of Fritz Reiner will 
present Tschaikovsky's Sym- 
phony No. I in E Minor. This 
symphony is Album No. 122 in 
the music .It Is a Colum- 
bia recording by ihe Concertge- 
bouw Orchestra,' Mengelberg 

On Saturday at 2.30 p.m.. 
over Station WJZ, the Metropoli- 
tan Opera in Chicago will pre- 
sent "Don Giovanni," with Ezio 
i'in/.a and Zinka Milanov. 
Bruno Walter will be the con- 

looking for dates. 

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Numerous other changes will 
of course have to be made. For 
instant-*' it is expected that a 
sum of $25 will be paid to any- 
body who will attend Sunday 

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Last week some headline writing 
ORIENT worker implied that we 
had great difficulty filling up 
twelve inches. This, as you can 
learn by counting the words in this 
article and dividing by forty, was 
sheer slander of the vilest sort, 
since the day we can't take care of 
twenty inches without the slightest 
trouble we'll quit the Orient, which, 
we'll all agree, wouldn't be such a 
bad idea at that. 

Dean Nixon Speaks 
At Chapel Service 

Dean Nixon had charge of the 

chapel service on Saturday. He 

! read part of a letter from an 

{ alumnus of this .college of the 

j class of 1938. # 

"This man." the Dean explained, 
"was not outstandingly good or bad 
in his work here at Bowdoin. He 
got five "C's" and one "B" out of 
his six English courses, but he has 
written a letter that I wish all of 
you could write." 

This man took a job in a small 
insurance business when he left 
college and, although he did not 
care for the work, rose in the bus- 
iness and formed a partnership. He 
had wished to take up writing, but 
was unwilling to give up the secur- 
ity of his position because of his 
family. He had tried writing on the 
side, with indifferent success. Re- 
cently he broke up his partnership. 
He asked Dean Nixon if he knew* 
of any position which he could fill. 
He wants work which involves 
some writing, such as for a news- 
paper or magazine, and in which 
he can serve under a man he can 
respect and admire. 

"This man has unconsciously 
demonstrated one"of the advan- 
tages of a liberal arts education," 
Dean Nixon said. "I, doubt if many 
technical school men could have 
written such a letter. I have writ- 
ten to some of our alumni who have 
contacts in newspaper and mag- 
azine fields and sent copies of this 


War Bonds 
and Taxes 

To Win This War 










VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 2 

Johnstone, Elliot, Williams, Donahue Are '44. Officers 

Summer Freshmen May 
Elect Many New Courses 

By WUUmb H*pp 

Freshmen entering Bowdoin this coming June will be 
offered a wide number of courses including Economics, Italian, 
Philosophy, Psychology, Spanish, besides the regular freshman 
subjects. However, the new men will not be urged to take 
regular math, science, or English for they will be getting these 
subjects as soon as they are in one of the military training pro- 

Thus men entering for the sum- 
mer session, or trimester as it is 
now properly called, cannot ex- 
pect many semesters of civilian 
. study, but while they are still reg- 
• uar undergraduates, they can have 
a choice of the courses tney want 
. to take most. This choice has 
nothing to do with regular re- 
quirements for a degree, and re- 
quisite courses must be completed 
sometime in the future. Any men 
who are definitely deferred from 
V service will take the regular 

New freshmen will start the 
trimester as before with two 
courses. If they maintain a grade 
of C or better during the first half 
of the period, they may carry 
three subjects during the second 
half. Any other student may take 
three courses if he has made Cs 
during his previous semester. 
Special courses with a year's 
credit will be offered in summer 
school even if requested by only a 
few students. It is then possible 
for freshmen to obtain a year's 
credit in two courses with a half 
year's credit in a third and for 
regular students to obtain a year's 
credit in three courses during the 

Beginning courses in French. 
German and Spanish will meet for 
an hour and fifteen minutes, and 
Hygiene and English 4 probably 
will not be offered. Courses in 
music, art, and religion may be 
open to those who have attended 
college for one semester. As was 
decided at an earlier faculty meet- 

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President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
spoke in Chapel Monday. His talk 
was mostly devoted to an an- 
nouncement of the plans of the 
College for Commencement, and 
for the Summer Trimester, for 
which 100 Freshmen have been ad- 

The summer session will open 
on June 21, and will be of 14 
weeks' duration rather than the 
12 weeks of last summer. It will 
be divided into two terms, and 
there will be an opportunity for 
freshmen to enter. A bulletin on 
the summer trimester will be is- 
sumed soon. 

The College expects an attend- 
ance of about half what it was 
last year which was 387. 100 
Freshmen have already been ad- 
mitted for the summer session, 
and some hundred more are avail- 
able candidates, though not ac- 
cepted yet. However, it is ex- 
pected that these ranks will be 
somewhat diminished by the start 
I of the semester by losses to the 
I ranks of the uniformed services 
through the draft or college train- 
ing programs such as V-12. 

President Sills announced that 
because of Government restric- 
tions on travel, and the ever grow- 
ing shortage of rooms in Bruns- 
wick, there will be no class re- 
, unions, and it is requested by the 
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April Art Exhibits Will Feature 
Work Of Four Satirical Painters 


By Philip C. Beam 

- In these days of lean pickings 
for devotees of loan shows and 
* travelling exhibitions, the Walker 
Art Building has had to draw upon 
its own extensive resources of fine 
color reproductions, but the neces- 
sity is not without some advant- 
ages. During April there will be 
shown work by the four great sa- 
tirists of European painting, 
Brueghel, Hogarth. Goya, and 
Daumier. nl fact, the instructive 
possibilities offered by reproduc- 
tions often exceed anything possi- 
ble to original displays, and this 
group provides unusually interest- 
ing juxtapositions. 

Satirists are usually men of pow- 
erful bias, and come to be remem- 
bered primarily for what they say, 
though they may be remarkably 
powerful in design and expression. 
This is certainly the case with 
these men. So potent are their 
ideas that they could be stated 
with equal force in the medium of 
words. In fact, one inevitably notes 
the striking similarities of attitude 
between, say. Goya and His coun- 
tryman. Cervantes, between Brue- 
ghel and his equally socially-mind- 
ed contemporary and countryman, 
Erasmus, and between Hogarth 
and Fielding who worked in Eng- 
land at the same time, and be- 
tween Daumier and his colleague 
on the. Parisian journal called La 
Caricature, the great Honore Bal- 

All the great exploiters of satire. 

in literature or paint, attack prob- 
lems which are timeless, and as 
men they have much in common. 
Generally they are men of inbred 
decency, with strong fellings of 
righteous indignation against in- 
justice, political corruption, tyran- 
ny in the forms peculiar to their 
respective ages, the manifold as- 
pects of debauchery, pride, pom- 
posity, arrogance, and stupidity 
through which people perennially 
and wilfully keep themselves and 
others in "hot water." They share 
a cynical irreverence for the "big- 
shots" of the world and a warm 
sympathy for Jacques Bonhomme. 

Satirists have often been mis- 
judged as sour fellows with numer- 
ous axes to grind because they 
speak out more vehemently than 
the average man against the im- 
becilities of life which cause per- 
petual chaos. Actually^, they are 
men with a hypersensitive regard 
for order, normalcy, decency and 
common sense and plead for these 
virtues by the inverse process of 
] exposing their opposites. 

Each of these men was, of 
I course, shaped by the particular 
: problem of his age, because a satir- 
! ist cannot work in the abstract. 
I Brueghel lived in Flanders during 
j the 16th century, and was con- 
I fronted with two obvious problems. 
j His fellow painters were abandon- 
! ing their own great northern tra- 
dition, and were flocking south to 
ape the Renaissance styles of 

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Tillotson, Chardon And 
Lauga Play Rare Set 
Of Musical Selections 

The sixth and last concert of 
the current season of the Bruns- 
wick Chamber Music Society will 
be given this evening in Memorial 
Hall, at 8.30 p.m. The conceit will 
feature Norbert Lauga, Violinist; 
Yves Chardon, Violoncellist; and 
Frederic Tilliotson, Pianist. The 
admission to the public is $1.10, to 
men in uniform half-price, and 
students of the College are ad- 
mitted free. 

The program will present: 
Jean-Philippe Rameau, "5th Pice* 
de Clavecin en Concert," for 
Violin, Viola da Gamba and 
Harpsichord. "Our music is in 
its final degree of perfection" 
—Rameau. 1712. 
• I. La Forqueray: Fugue 
II. La,Cupis: Rondement 
III. La Mara is: Rondement 
Beethoven, "Kreutzer Sonata" lor 
Violin and Piano. 
I. Adagio sostenuto: Presto 
II. Andante con Variazioni 
III. Finale: Presto 
Brahms, Trio in B major Opus 8. 
I. Allegro con brio 
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto 

III. Adagio 

IV. Allegro 

Last Tuesday afternoon in the 
Moulton Union Lounge, Professor 
E. T. Tillotson held an informal 
discussion and analysis of the mu- 
sic to be played this evening. He 
commented on the selections: "The 
Concert Royale has not been play- 
ed in New England before, and is 
a set of rare compositions set for 
various of the sixteenth century 
by Rameau. Beethoven's Sonata is 
the greatest work in that form. 
It is written for violin and piano, 
and is without question one of the 

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Board Of Overseers Will 
Meet On House Leasing 

The Board of Overseen wi-l 
meet about the middle of April 
to officially approve the plan for 
leasing the fraternity houses 
f >r the duration. Upon this of- 
ficial ratification of the College's 
offer, the approval of the indi- 
vidual house managements will 
be hi order. Until this event, no 
new developments can be ex- 

College Contributes 
I $323.50 To Red Cross 


Summer Scholarship 
Blanks Due April 20 

Applications for summer scho- 
larships must be filed w^th the Sec- 
retary oi the Committee on Stu- 
dent Aid, Professor Livingston, at 
76 Federal Street, not later than 
April 20th. Application forms 
may be obtained on and after 
April 5th at the above address. 
Awards will be announced shortly 
after Commencement, May 22. 

Awards will be based largely on 
financial need. To be eligible for a 
scholarship, a candidate must have 
attained graduating rank in his | 
courses for this semester. Grades 
will be given careful considera- | 
tion in determining the amounts ! 
of the awards. 

If a scholarship is granted, it 
may be relinquished if a student 
should be unable later to attend I 
the summer session. 

Professor Livingston wiil be j 
glad to answer questions of under- | 
graduates about these summer ] 

The blackout, which was held 
Wednesday, Irom 8.45 to 9.25, 
throughout the state, was directed 
on the .campus by Campus Post 
Warden Athern P. Dagget. Posted 
with him at Massachusetts Hall 
was Professor Cecil T. Holmes. 
The other posts on the campus 
were manned as follows: 

At the President's House, and 
Cram House, Richard Chittim. 
William Carres, and Reid H. Ellis. 

At the North door of the Chapel, 
overseeing the Chapel, the heating 
plant, Maine, and Winthrop Halls, 
Eaton Leith, and Philip Brown. 

At the gymnasium, overseeing 
the gymnasium, the swimming 
pool, the infirmary, and Moore 
Hall. Herbert Brown, and Ernest 

At the Moulton Union, oversee- 
ing the Union, Appleton, and Hyde 
Halls, Arthur Gilligan. and 
Thomas Riley. 
. At the Library, Gerald Wilder. 

At the Art Building, Philip 

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All Fraternities 
Give 100 Per Cent 
To 1943 War Fund 

Secretary Reports 306 
Still Enrolled In College 

All Bowdoin's fraternities and 
the Thomdike Club contributed 100 
per cent to the Red Cross War 
Fund Drive, Professor Morgan B. 
Cushing, chairman of the Bruns- 
wick drive, announced to the 
ORIENT this week. The aggregate 
of contributions totaled $323.50. 

Three hundred and eleven mem- 
bers of the college gave to the War 
Fund, which includes all but five of 
those enrolled in college at the time 
of the drive. This means that over 
ninety-eight and one-half per cent 
of the college contributed to the 
drive, which is a larger per cent 
than it has been in previous years, 
Professor Cushing announced. 
While the total of $323.50 is rela- 
tively small, as compared to other 
years, it is the highest per capita 
yield to a Red Cross drive at Bow- 

The T.D.'s are to be congratu- 
lated. Professor Cushing said, in 
that they contributed $1.50 each, 
instead of the usual dollar neces- 
sary for membership. 

In viewing the results of the 
drive, Chairman Cushing said he 
was "grateful to the college for its 
contribution to the War Fund drive 
of 1943 and for the generous and 
loyal support of the individual stu- 

There were 306 undergradu- 
ates in college at the close of 
business on Monday, Mrs. Clara 
D. Hayes, Secretary of the col- 
lege reported. 

Ruf us Clark '42 Wins 
Silver Star Citation 

Ernest W. Loane. Jr.. '39. Cap- 
tain in the China National Avia- 
tion Corporation and member of 
the Flying Tigers, called on Dean 
Paul .Nixon recently, while home 
on leave. Rufus C. Clark '42 is re- 
ported missing in action in the 
South Pacific, and has received 
the Silver Star Medal. Randolph 
C. Eaton '45 is reported killed, in 
action in Tunisia. He was an am- 
bulance driver of the American 
Field Service. 

Ernest Loane, who with Mrs. 
Loane visited the Campus recent- 
ly, has been flying on active duty 
with the Flying Tigers, as well as 
instructing in China. He has also 
made some 75 trips across the Hi- 
malayas, • flying supplies into 
China, and he will soon return to 
China to continue this job. "The 
only way that China's fighting 

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Class Life Officers Are 
Elected At Monday Ballot 

Last Monday evening the Class of 1944 held its final 
elections for the life officers of the class. Life President is 
Richard Carlton Johnstone; Life Vice-president, William 
Henry Elliot: Life Secretary-Treasurer, Ross Edward Wil- 
liams; and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Walter Scott Dona- 
hue, Jr. The election was conducted by the Junior Class mem- 
bers of the Student Council. 

$22,000 TO DATE 


Goffin Gives Bilingual 
Talk On "Underground" 

Robert Goffin, speaking in Eng- 
lish and French, a lawyer, natur- 
alist, writer, of mystery stories^ 
gastronome, historian, psyholo- 
gist, poet, and ichthyologist, will 
speak in the Moulton Union, Sun- 
day, at 3.00 o'clock, on "Sabotage 
and the Underground in Belginii 
and France." ' 

Mr. Goffin was born in Ohlan, 
Belgium (near -Waterloo), in lbsr. 
He has written a number of books, 
one of which, "At the frontiers 
of Jazz," was reviewed in Fortune 
Magazine. He has had experience 
with Belgian sabotage and he 
French underground, and so can 
speak from experience. 

His lecture is presented by the 
"Alliance Francaise" of Brunswick 
and will be followed by a silver 
tea for the benefit of the French 
War Relief. 

Russell Reads Nock's 
Address In Chapel 



By Phil Hoffman 

"Never let your studies interfere 
with your college education!" 
Time-honored and sacred, this ad- 
monition to college men is for the 
first time in danger of being disre- 
garded. The plight of every cam- 
pus organization is a matter which 
deserves consideration. Member- 
ship in these groups has been fall- 
ing so rapidly as to cause some to 
suspend operations, notably the 
Glee Club and the Debating Coun- 
cil. In addition, freshmen have 
shown reluctance to join, usually- 
giving as a reason the inability to 
spare time from then* work. 
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As a result. w« have noticed • 
itriiti void In carapu* life. The 
fimtoralslag of member* of the 
various Greek letter chapters Is 
esssmss eademvor, the ouUtand- 
tag benedt of extra-curricular 
activities, no* eerliaed sharply. 

The Houses are tending to be- 
come struggling, isolated units, 
this in s time of crisis when 
unity of the college community is 
muck to be desired. Undergradu- 
uate life seems to lack purpose 
and direction, above all that 
warm bond of Fraternity. There 
is no rallying point, nothing we 
can cleave to, except perhaps the 
Union cafeteria, at stated hours. 

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Throughout the country, when 
listing the benefits derived from 
college, seniors have consistently 
put "Friends" at the top of the list. 
If we subscribe to the belief that 
one of the purposes of coming to 
college is learning how to live with 
one's fellow man, then we will be 
ready to admit the seriousness of 
the present lack of campus activ- 

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The Navy and Marine V-l exam- 
ination tests will be held on April 
20. All Navy members of this pro- 
gram who have had four semesters 
of college and all Marine Reserv- 
ists are required to take this test. 
A mathematical test has already 
been given and the individual re- 
sults discussed with the students. 

The Marine freshmen will not be 
required to take the complete test. 
In their case, advanced mathema- 
tics and physics sections will be 
omitted. All members of the re- 
serves must take the tests if they 
plan to go into the Navy College 
Training Program. It is probable 
that men on probation will not be 
given the chance to take the V-l 

There is posted on the top floor : 
of Massachusetts Hall a few sam- j 
pie examination pages. These to- ! 
gether with the math tests already ; 
given should give applicants help in 
preparing for the examination. 

Alumni Elections Begin 

According to Seward Marsh, 
"The Nominating Committee of 
the Alumni Council is preparing 
a ballot for alumni to elect four 
new members of the new delega- 
tion of the Alumni Council and 
express preferences for directors 
of the Alumni Fund. As there are 
this year no vacancies to be filled 
on the Board of Overseers there 
will be no nominations in that 
line. The committee will wel- 
come any suggestions for nomi- 
nations by alumni groups or in- 
I dividual*." 

April 12 Is Deadline 
For New Quill Issue 

New members of the editorial 
staff of the "Bowdoin Quill" are 
Edward T. Richardson '43, and 
Donald N. Koughan '45. Together 
with Crawford B. Thayer, editor- 
in-chief, and George W. Craigie 
these men are making plans for the 
current issue. Deadline for submiK 
ting material is Monday, April 12. 
Undergraduates are still urged to 
enter original stories and poems. 

Short stories submitted to the 
"Quill" are automatically entered 
for the Hawthorne Prize. This is a 
prize of forty dollars donated by 
Professor Robert P. Tristram Cof- 
fin for the best undergraduate 
short story. The editors of the 
"Quill" have been trying to work 
out some method by which Bow- 
doin men in the various branches 
of the armed forces might make 
contributions so that each branch 
of the service might be represent- 

Thorndikes Elect 
Branche Secretary 

Last Thursday the Thomdike 
Club held a meeting in the D.U. 
House where the club is now eat- 
ing. Larry J. Ward submitted bis 
resignation from the position of 
Secretary of the club because of 
his draft status. The club elected 
George Branche to fill the position. 

There had been planning and in- 
vestigation for some time before 
the meeting with regard to the se- 
lection of a pin or key to represent 
the Thomdike Club. The club voted 
at this meeting to take as its offi- 
cial jewelry a gold key. On the key 
is to stand the seal of the college, 
to indicate that the club is a part 
of the college, with the word 
THQRNDIKE engraved on it. 
These keys should be making their 
appearance on campus in about 
three weeks. 

Professor Arthur Darby Nock of 
Harvard, -who was to speak in 
Chapel on Sunday, was unable to 
come because of illness. However, 
since he could not come, he took 
the trouble to send a copy of the 
address he had planned to deliver. 
Henry G. Russell, of the Depart- 
ment of Religion, read the address. 
The scripture reading was from the 
Apocrypha bock of Ecclesiasticus, 
"Let us now praise famous men 
and our Fathers that begat us." 
The Golden text, "But some there 
be who have no memorial." was in- 
cluded in the scripture reading. 

"This passage," the address ex- 
plained, "was written in a time 
when all men desired to perpetuate 
their memory as long as possible." 
The speech went on to consider 
whether the soldier who perished 
in Pompeii in the volcano because 
no one thought to relieve him had 
lived in vain. It also took up the 
question "Was the social reformer 
of Pompeii living in vain?" 

Nowadays only a very limited 
number of outstanding men leave 
any memorial, but still we go on 
doing our duty and helping in our 

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Bowdoin's commencement this 
year will be the first time that 
alumni have net been urged to re- 
turn, President Sills announced in 
a special dispatch to the ORIENT 
this week. As much of the cere- 
monies as possible, however, will be 
broadcast over station WGAN. 

The traditional class and frater- 
nity reunions and the Commence- 
ment dance will also be omitted. 
The Baccalaureate exercises will 
be held on Thursday afternoon. 
May 29, instead of on Sunday. The 
Shakespearean play, "The Winter's 
Tale," will be performed on the ter- 
race of the Walker Art Building on 
Friday afternoon at two o'clock 
and will be followed by an informal 
reception at the President's home. 
The Commencement exercises will 
be held on Saturday at the First 
Parish Church, followed by the 
Alumni luncheon in the Gymnasi- 

The complete Commencement 
program and other plans will be 
printed in next week's ORIENT. 

The total receipts of the 1942 
Bowdoin Alumni Fund campaign 
so far amount to more than $22,- 
000, and contributions have been 
received from more than . 1200 
alumni, Donald W. Philbrick '17, 
Chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Bowdoin Alumni Fund, 
has announced. The Fund drive 
was started last December, when 
it brought in over $10,000, after a 
special appeal to all Bowdoin men. 

The Fund directors are aiming 
at a minimum of 2,500 .contribu- 
tors and a total of contributions 
of at least $35,000, which would 
approximately amount to the in- 
come of an additional millon dol- 
lars endowment. The sum which 
has now been received is greater 
than the receipts of the entire 
campaign of any previous year ex- 
cept the 1941-42 campaign. 

As as result of the friendly com- 
petition of the 51 class agents, 
achievements have been made, 
some of whom Chairman Phil- 
brick feels should be especially 
recognized: Professor Emeritus 
Wilmot B. Mitchell '90, Agent for 
the Old Guard; Scott Simpson 03, 
Governor's Council of New Hamp- 
shire; Charles H Bickford '14, 
Portland; Paul K. Niven 16, 
Brunswick; Francis P. Freeman 
'22, Portland; Samuel A. Ladd, Jr., 
'29, Brunswick; Elias Thomas, Jr., 
*31, Portland; William D. Rounds 
34. Portland; David B. Rideout 
'37, Portland; Harry P. Hood, Jr. 
'39, Winchester, Mass.; and -George I 
T. Little *40, New York. 

Contributions have been re- ) 
ceived front Bowdoin men in the I 

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Speaking "off the record," 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
will address the annual meeting 
of the Bowdoin Club of Portland 
at the Portland Club this Wednes- 
day. The occasion is known as 
"President's Night." It is the 
custom for the President to in-_ 
formally discuss the state of tne" 

Coming Events 

Thu. April. S— 8.30 p.m. Memori- 
al Hall. Final Concert of the 
Brunswick £bambor Music So- 
ciety. A program of trio music 
for violin, violoncello, and 
pianoforte by Norbert Lauga, 
Yves Chardon, and Frederic 
Tillotson. General admission, 
$1.10. Bowdoin College students 
admitted free. 

Fri. April 9 — Chapel, Professor 
Daggett presiding. Robert Duf- 
fee '46 and Coleman Metzler '46 
will smg "Wir Gehn Nun" by 

7.30 p.m. Moulton Union. Sew- 
ing for the Army unit stationed 
at the college. 

Sat. April 10 — Chapel, The Dean. 

Sun. April 11 — 5 o'clock Chapel. 
The Reverend Joseph O. Purdue 
of the Winter Street Congrega- 
tional Church of Bath. The 
choir will sing "Improperia." an 
antiphonal, by Palestrina. 

Mon. April a 12— Chapel, The 

5.00 p.m. The Masque and Gowto. 
Room, Memorial Hall, Meeting 
of the Executive Committee of 

•the Masque and Gown. 

Sun. April 18 — Robert V. Schna- 
bel '44 will present the last stu- 
dent recital in the Moulton Un- 
ion at 3.00 p.m. 

Papers entered in the competi- 
tion for the Horace Lord Piper 
Prize are to be handed in to Pro- 
fessor Daggett on or before noon. 
May 5. 

This prize, consisting of the an- 
nual income of $1,373, was estab- 
lished by the Hon. Sumner I. Kim- 
ball, ScD., of the class of 1855, in 
memory of Major Horace Lord 
Piper, of the class of 1863. It is 
awarded to that member of the 
Scphomore Class who presents the 
best "original paper on the subject 
best calculated to promote the at- 
tainment and maintenance -of peace 
throughout the world, or on some 
other subject devoted to the wel- 
fare of humanity." 

The topic of the papers this year 
' is to be "American Post-War coop- 
I er'ation with China." Professor 
! Daggett has clarified the standing 
: of Sophomore to include all those 
j who would have been sophomores 
! at this time had there been no ac- 
celerated program and also those 
who are sophomores because of the' 
accelerated program. 

Dr. Charles Upson Clark will 
speak on "Italy's Problems" on 
April 19 in the Moulton Union. 

During the last war Dr. Clark 
spent 15 months in Europe in our 
j Military Intelligence. He has lec- 
| tured at the University of Genoa 
j and as far off as KishinefT in Bes- 
: sarabia. In 1940 he lectured in 
j Bucharest. Dr. Clark speaks five 
languages — French, German, 
I Spanish, Italian, and Rumanian. 
In 1916 Dr. Clark went to Rome 
as director of the American School 
' of Classical Studies; he volun- 
', tcered the day we entered the 
j war, spent several months on the 
I Italian and Balkan fronts, and at 
I the close of the war was cstab- 
j lLshing a counter-espionage pro- 
j ject in Macedonia with a complete 
j catalogue of the officers in the, 
j Greek army already compiled, re- 
I cording their sympathies and affi- 
I liations. 

Since we have had recent talks 
on India and Russia, Dr. Clark 
prefers to talk on the Italian prob- 
lems. Being a strong supporter of 
the classics, Dr. Clark says that 
he will enjoy speaking on this 
topic because it will enable him to 
put in a word for the classics. 

Dick Johnstone comes from Wal- 
tham, Massachusetts. This is his 
tenth consecutive election to the 
presidency of his class, since he 
has held that honor since seventh 
grade 1 in Junior High school. He 
has been outstanding on Bowdoin's 
Championship football varsity, and 
is co-captain elect of the squad. 
Recently chosen Popular Man of 
his class, Dick is President of the 
Student Council, Vice-president of 
the Zeta Psi fraternity, and is a 
member of the Ivy Dance Commit- 
tee. He has been often seen on 
the baseball diamond and hockey 

^ Bill Elliot, from New Haven. 
Connecticut, is Vice-president of 
'44 for the fourth year in a row. 
He is co-captain with Johnstone 
of the football squad. Vico-pivsi- 
dent of the Student Council, and 
is a member of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. 

R»ss Williams haijs from Scars- 
dale, New York, and is now the 
class Secretary-Treasurer for the 
third year. He was recently elect- 
ed co-captain of the vars'tv swim- 
ing team, for which he is the star 
diver, and he is President of the 
Theta. Delta Chi fraternity. He 
has a record of all A's in his 
studies for all four years at Bow- 
doin and is a member of Phi Beta 

Walt Donahue comes from Mil- 
ton, Massachusetts. He is the 
President of the Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity. Chairman of the Ivy 
Day Committee, and has taken an 
important pert on the College 
football and baseball varsities. 

The election, which was heTd in 
Adams Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Mon- 
day, was attended by some 40 of 
the 46 members of '44 still, at 

One week previous to the class 
elections the Ivy Day elections 
were held. Chosen for the parts 
were Richard Johnstone, Popular 
Man; Joseph F. Carey, of Dor- 
chester, Massachusetts, Marshal; 
Alan S. Perry, of Barnstable. 
Mass., Ivy Day Odist; Ross Wil- 
liams. Scarsdale, N. Y., Orato; 
and James R. Higgins, also of 
Scarsdale, Poet. 

The Ivy Day Committee, whose 
Chairman is Walter S\ Donahue, 
is also manned by , Thomas A. 
Cooper, of St. Louis County, Mis- 
souri, and Robert N. Frazer, of 
Medford, Mass. 

George A. Burpee, <,f Bronx- 
ville, N. Y., heads the Ivy Dance 
Committee, the other members of 
which are Russel P. Sweet of 
Danbury, Conn., John E. Hess, of 
Houlton, John R. Hurley, of White 
Plains, N. Y.. and Richard C. 


Speaker in chapel next Sunday, 
April 11, will be Dr. Joseph O. Pur- 
due, pastor of the Winter Street 
Congregational Church in Bath. Dr. 
Purdue has been at Bowdoin be- 
fore, both to preach at chapel and 
to participate in the Religious For- 
ums during which time ministers 
hold conferences in the fraternity 
houses for a period of three days. 


Bowdoin Students Given No Rest For 
Wartime Patriot's Day Celebration 

The Chapel Choir has gone on 
a drafting campaign of its own. 
Due to the draft, the Glee Club is 
now defunct. Some of the mem- 
bers of the Club have been drafted 
into the College Choir to fill its 
depleted ranks. 

"The Brahms Requiem was the 
'Swan Song' of the Glee Club for 
the duration. There just aren't 
men or transportation facilities 
enough for the continuation of its 
activities," Professor Tillotson 
said. "However the Choir will 
continue as long as there are men 
to do the pinging." 
• The choir will be going to Bath, 
in accord With its custom, to sing 
on Easter Sunday. The choir is 
working now on several new Eas- 
ter pieces, two of which will be 
performed on Easter Sunday here 
and several to be done at Bath. 

, By Walter N. Howe 

To most of us Patriot's Day, 
, April 19, has meant little more 
than a let up from the daily work 
I in class. It has stood for a day in 
which our learned professors re- 
frain from preaching what they do 
not practice. 

In wartime, when holidays arc 
celebrated in a quiet manner ( ? ) 
behind closed doors and under 
strict censorship, we find that peo- 
ple are apt to forget the reason for 
their so-called celebration. If they 
, do remember, it is only because of 
personal reasons. They often re- 
member a holiday as an excuse for, 
shall we call it extreme joviality? 

Longfellow was right when in his 
famous poem he said: 

"Hardly a man is now alive who 
remembers that famous day and 

The whole thing started from the 
fact that during the night of 

I April 18-19, 1775. at the request of 
: Joseph Warren, Paul Revere rode 
to Lexington and Concord to warn 
; Hancock and Adams of the ap- 
proach of the British troops. This 
! seems only fair. Passing on to Con- 
| cord to warn the local Patriots, 
Revere was arrested and released 
the next day. 

In 1860 Longfellow wrote his fa- 
mous epic poem "Paul Revere's 
Ride," which made the historical 
occurrence long to be remembered. 
Since the spring of 1941 the holi- 
day has not been observed by the 
college. Another casualty of the ac- 
celerated program. 

Patriot's Day is mere of a local- 
ized holiday. In Concord and Lex- 
ington festivities and celebrations 
are carried out on a large scale. 
Every year a rider, dressed as in 
1775, goes over the route taken by 
Revere. Like Paul, the rider stops 

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Vol. LXXIII No. 2 

Thursday, April 8, 194S 

The Meteor 

With this issue of the ORIENT. 
The Meteor, publication of the 
Army Air Force Technical Train- 
ing Detachment No. 22. makes its 
lirst appearance. The idea of a post 
newspaper originated some time 
■go from the interests of a small 
«roup of meteorology students who 
had had some experience working 
for high school and college newspa- 
l>ers. Consideration was first given 
to the possibilities of putting out-a 
mimeographed publication. Several 
weeks ago the ORIENT decided to 
rffer to the meteorology school a 
portion of its columns and facil- 
ities for newspaper publication. 
The proposal met with the immedi- 
ate approval of Captain James F. 
C 'antwell. Adjutant, and definite 
plans were made for today's and 
future issues. 

Thr- Meteor will usually appear 
( n page lour. However, as in this 
issue, at certain times it will have 
to be on the third page. This is nec- 
essary because of the advertising 
situation in the ORIENT. At cer- 
tain intervals during the year, the 
ORIENT carries two large cigar- 
ette advertisements. Neither of 
these can be placed on the first 
page, nor can they be on facing 
pages, two and three. It would be 
unfair to deprive The Meteor of the 
40 inches taken up by. one of these 
advertisements; hence, the neces- 
sity of putting the army news on 
the third page in a certain few is- 

The ORIENT has received the 
fullest cooperation from the staff 
of The Meteor in carrying out the 
plans for the army publication, and 
has every reason to believe that 
this undertaking will be extremely 

Keep Off the Gram* 

In summer the Bowdoin campus 
is a very beautiful spot, as those 
who were here last summer can 
well testify, but in the winter and 
early spring it takes a rather amaz- 
ing stretch of the imagination to 
describe the campus as even pretty. 
This is a wet season by and large, 
and nothing much can be done 
about it. However, the undergrad- 
uate body and all others who tra- 
verse the campus on foot ought to 
remember that they can help ma- 
terially by walking only on the 
campus paths. Every year at this 
time numerous small craters and 
shell holes appear on the college 
grounds detracting considerably 
from the physical appearance of 
the campus— the result of mere 
thoughtlessness on the part of 
those who wish to save some time 
by taking the most direct (and 
muddiest ) route. Such thoughtless- 
ness only adds to the time and ex- 
pense necessary for the proper 
care of the campus, time and ex- 
pense which can be ill afforded 
nowadays. Let's give this situation 
a little thoughtful consideration, 
realizing that it is just as much 
our responsibility as that of the 
buildings and grounds crew. Keep 
off the grass! 

Patriot's Day 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

at each tavern to warn the assem- 
bled Patriots and to receive a lit- 
tle sustenance. In 1941 the rider 
had to be held in the saddle for the 
last mile. He had warned few but 
had received not a little liquid en- 

It is difficult to determine what 
holidays should be observed in war- 
time. It might be wise to remember 
that there are no holidays in Tuni- 
sia, v 



A trial examination in mathe- 
matics, for Navy and Marine Re- 
servists who will take the qualifi- 
cation examination, was held last 
week, with satisfactory results. 
The Mathematics Department has 
held sessions to advise men in re- 
view work, in the light of the re- 
sults of this trial. 

Robert Qua. and Edward Rich- 
ards, Seniors, have volunteered to 
fill vacancies in the V-7 program, 
which will begin April 5 at Colum- 
bia, and have been accepted. 

Bill Elliot, Herbert Griffith, and 
Al Lee have left college, expecting 
to be called into active service by 

Men expecting to go into the 
Navy Program this summer, should 
postpone making any final deci- 
sions about starting the summer 
here, until the Navy has announced 
its plans in more detail. 

It is expected that V-l, and Ma- 
rine Reservists will have to be in 
good academic standing to be eligi- 
ble for assignment to the active 
service program. 

Enlistment in the Army Air 
Corps is open to men 17 or over. 
The Naval Air Corps is also open. 

The joint Army-Navy A-12, and 
V-12 examinations, which were 
held in the Sargent Gymnasium 
last Friday morning from 9.00 to 
11.30, were taken by approximate- 
ly 120 men, including many stu- 
dents from Brunswick High 
School. Of these, about 25 took the 

Professor Kendrick said that he 
doesn't know when the results will 
be announced, but it is hoped they 
will be announced about the middle 
of this month. 

Candidates for V-12, Professor 
Kendrick announced, should obtain 
a copy of their birth certificates as 
soon as possible, in order to be 
ready /or the interviews, which 
will probably be held in Portland. 


[ Continued from Page i ] 
Michael Angelo, Raphael, and 
Leonardo, modes of thinking which 
they misinterpreted in ridiculous 
fashion. Brueghel clung to his na- 
tive tradition, and lampooned the 
aberrations of Antwerp classicism. 
He also found time to glory in the 
lusty life of the peasants among 
whom he had been born, castigate 
the sadistic reign of the Spanish 
Duke of Alva and his Inquisition, 
and become one of the most in- 
gratiating landscape painters in 

Hogarth lived in England in the 
early 18th century, when the over- 
seas trade was giving the country 
prosperity faster than the people 
could be educated for it. Hogarth 
took the resulting arrogance and 
pomposity to task with a biting 
humor unequalled in painting. His 
attitude was exactly similar to 
that of Fielding, for whose "Tom 
Jones" his paintings and engrav- 
ings might almost "serve as illustra- 
tions. The apparent silliness of 
highbrow social snobbery particu- 
larly amused and annoyed the two 
men, and they took delight in 
showing how thin the veneer of 
culture really was. 

Goya was born in a Spain 
which had lost, at the end of the 
18th century, all vestiges of great- 
ness. The court was inbred, leth- 
argic, and unspeakably debauched. 
It must, be said that as a wild 
young man he entered. into this life 
enthusiastically, and became as 
noted a lover, bull-fighter, and 
rough-neck as he was envied as a 
painter. Eventually he saw through 
the viciousness which had settled 
upon his land and laid bare the 
rottenness of the court function- 
aries in the most uncompromising 
set of portraits in history. It took 
the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, 
however, to mature Goya into a 
great man. Then he saw war boiled 
down into an inexcusable affront 
against the common people, the 
aristocrats having sold out to the 
aggressor. In his Disasters of War. 
a series of etchings done in his last 
years, he uttered the most potent 
curse against war ever offered for 
the consideration of thinking men. 

Daumier is the great modern sa- 
tirist, the grandfather of the mod- 
ern newspaper cartoonist, and 
withal an artist second to none. 
As a boy he worked as a clerk in 
the Paris Law Courts; later he at- 
tacked what he thought was the 
emphasis upon fees and technical- 
ities at the expense of common 
sense and justice. As a man he 
lived through the bourgeois, nouv- 
eau riche regimes of Louis- Phil- 
lippe and Napeoleon III and dis- 
sected the foibles common to mod- 
ern industrialists society without 
ever losing his potent sense of 
humor. He was only a poor news- 
paper cdrtoonist, but the effective- 
ness of his jibes was attested by 
two prison sentences, neither of 
which muzzled or daunted him. He 
died poverty stricken and blind, 
but he earned a respect which has 
placed him among the greatest of 
the Old Masters. 

It might interest readers to 
know that there is working in 
France at this moment a painter 
who is of the elect. His name is 
Georges Rouault. and because he 
leads a very retired life his satir- 
ical and deeply human painting is 
little know, but in the critical 
world* he has already been elevated 
to the company of Rembrandt and 
the four men assembled in this 

Dean Nixon Talks On 
"PURIf" In f hapel . 

Last Saturday, Dean Nixon gave 
a chapel talk entitled "Beating 
What Were Born With." Basing 
his talk on the six points, except- 
ing general intelligence, on which 
the Harvard Business School 
judges applicants -for admission. 
Dean Nixon showed how certain 
traits can be further developed. 
The qualities mentioned in the 
Harvard School rating consist of 
six points: personality, industry, 
judgment, reliability, initiative, and 

Said the Dean, combining the 
initials of these characteristics, one 
obtains "P-I-J-R-I-C. Pretty close 
to Picric — picric acid- -the acid test 
and all that. You are welcome to 
this system of memonics without 
extra charge." 

Defining further the terms, Pro- 
fessor Nixon stated that personal- 
ity included manner, tact, and the 
general ability to meet people. In-< 
dustry consists mainly of energy, 
application, and the ability to con- 
centrate. The knack of analyzing 
and making decisions are both 
characteristics of good judgment. 
Reliability and initiative include, 
consistence with enterprise, imag- 
ination, and originality. Coopera- 
tion is "Willingness to work with 
others, loyalty, sympathy." 

Stating the cause of self-im- 
provement, he said "Clearly, if a 
man doesn't gain in these respects 
he had better leave fate or here- 
dity or environment pretty much 
off the docket and put the blame 
where it belongs." 

'Bowdoin On The Air' 
Plans Panel Discussion 

RECORD OF THE WEEK Clark Citation 

Sun Rises 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

' s - r 
The enrollment of the college 
has halved, but the member- 
bership of various organizations 
has disappeared altogether. This 
might indicate that some of 
these activities do not appeal to 
a sufficiently broad public. Many 
exist for those with specific tal- 
ents: singing, debating, acting. 
Were these groups kept going by 
a small number of gifted men 
whose loss makes their collapse 
inevitable? It would be well to 
answer this question honestly. 
If this Is the case, we are faced 
with the problem of reorienting 
our campus clnbs. If the major- 
ity of the S0O here are pursuing 
no extra-curricular activity be- 
yond reading the comics on the 
sofa, it may well indicate that 
existing activities Just don't ap- 
peal. Statements from freshmen 
that they are too busy to join 
may mean that they are not in- 
terested, for we usually can find 
time to do what we really want 
to do. 

s - r 
Not that lounging on the sofa 
may not be a worthy leisure time 
pursuit. It is the spirit in which the 
thing is done that is important. If 
an individual derives real satisfac- 
tion from simply lounging, then 
this individual need not concern us 
further, for he is happy. But if 
many are lounging while wishing 
they could be doing something else, 
such as tinkering with a radio send- 
ing and receiving set. then we 
should see what can be done to sat- 
isfy these desires. 
Smaller colleges with normal 
enrollments of about our present 
size have been able to carry on 
well organized campus clubs, why 
can't we? Retrenchment and re- 
organization on realistic lines, 
taking into account a reduced 
and transient membership is nec- 
essary. More rapid eligibility for 
office, the soliciting of upper- 
class as well as freshmen for 
membership might be among the 
wartime improvisations. It may 
not be possible to plan trips to 
New York, but if a certain 
number really enjoy singing to- 
gether, nothing ought to be able 
to keep them from maintaining 
an organization. Similarly for 
other groups'. 

If you have a pet hobby which 
lends itself to group participation 
and which is not represented by 
an existing club, look around. You 
may well find enough men of sim- 
ilar inclinations to form your own 
campus organization. This is a 
time of innovation, of extemporiza- 
tion. The unconventional and the 
new may easily blossom and flour- 
ish under the propitious skies of 
the summer session. 

Sunday Chapel 

[ Continued from Page I } 
infinitesimal way to shape the 
world's destiny, was the burden of 
the speech. 

The College Choir sang J. S. 
Bach's "Oh How Cheating, Oh How 
Fleeting is Our Earthly Being" un- 
der the direction of Professor Til- 

modest exhibition. 

•It is well to remember that any 
creator is truly great only if he 
possesses a profound spirit and a 
penetrating mind. It really matters 
little what medium a "creator em- 
ploys. Brueghel, Hogarth, Goya 
and Daumier happened paint- 
ers and graphic artists, but they 
are Old Masters only because they 
are among the finest human beings 
who have ever lived. There is a 
great deal of fun to be had in their 
work, and a lot of good sense — use- 
ful in this day or any other. 

Next Tuesday. "Bowdoin on the 
Air" Will present its first 30-min- 
ute broadcast. The program will 
celebrate this proud occasion, with 
a panel discussion with represen- 
tatives from Bates, Maine, Tufts 
and Bowdoin talking over the sub- 
ject, "Post War Planning." Al 
Perry will represent Bowdoin. 
Norm Richards will preside over 
the discussion. As the panel will 
talk extempore, there is no defi- 
nite course of discussion planned, 
but they will in general cover such 
topics as the various proposals for 
a federal world union, and eco- 
nomic cooperation among the na- 
tions, the possibilities of free 
trade, and the part of the individ- 
ual in the post-war world and 
how a man may prepare himself 
for his part in that World. 

"It is one of the blessings of 
this country that we can discuss 
public affairs so freely," Norm 
Richards said. "This discussion 
will be much less formal than a de- 
bate and will have the advantage 
that each man will be supporting 
his own opinion rather than one 
which has been given to him by 
chance to support in a formal de- 
bate. In these times people should 
have the opportunity to learn the 
college man's opinion on world 

In the near future, "Bowdoin 
on the Air" plans to present a 
dramatic sketch about the Long- 
fellow Hoax. It Will be the first 
attempt at drama by our radio 
program. * 

Sills Travels To U. of ML, 
Will Go To Vermont 

Schubert's "Symphony No. 7 
in C Major," as found in the 
Carnegie Collection, recorded by 
the London Symphony Orches- 
tra, Blech conducting. Album No. 
112. This work will he featured 
by the Philharmonic-Symphony 
Orchestra, Bruno Walter, con- 
ductor, on Thursday, in Carnegie 

Also suggest you play: 

"Le (arnica I Romatn." Over- 
ture by Berlioz. Recorded by the 
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 
Blech conducting, Alum No. 14. 
This work will be played over 
station WOR on Friday, at 2.30 
p.m. by Eugene Ormandy and 
the Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Opera: Metropolitan at Chi- 
cago, Saturday, April 10, broad- 
cast over XViZ at 2.00 p.m. """The 
Barber of Seville" by Rossini, 
with Nrno .Martini, Bldn Sayao, 
and conducted by Dr. Frank St. 

'43 And '44 Plan Joint 
Class Day Ceremonies 

Following is a brief summary 
of some of the current acliwies 
of President K. C. M. Sills: 

Last Sunday he spoke, at the 
Chapel Service at the University 
of Maine. 

The President is going to New 
York to attend the conference of 
college presidents having pre- 
meteorological courses. 

President Sills will be a Com- 
mencement speaker at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont in the forth- 
coming exercises. 

Chamber Music 

l Continued from Pane i ] 
most difficult Beethoven has writ- 
ten. It is a veritable 'Tour de 
Force'. The Brahms Trio is in 
reality a symphony for a trio. This 
is a concert that students can ill 
afford to " 

The attention of the Brunswick 
Chamber Music Society is called to 
the 1943-44 membership campaign. 
April 12-17, and to the last stu- 
dent recital which will be given 
by Robert Schnabel '44, Baritone, 
in the Moulton Union on Sunday 
afternoon, April 18, at 3.00 p.m. 

The classes of 194S and 1944 
have decided to get together and 
hold a Joint Class day exercise. 
These exercises will be held on 
Friday, May 21 at 10 in the 
morning underneath the Thorn- 
dike Oak. There will be about 
60 men, but no exact figure can 
be given because no one knows 
how many there will be here at 
that time, most of whom will be 
of the class of 1944. 

[ Continued from Page r ] 
forces receive aid now is by air," 
he told Dean Nixon. An aviator 
in the United States Navy Air 
Corps, Captain Loane resigned 
with the Navy's permission to go 
to China as an instructor. Later, 
with the Flying Tigers, he claims 
[ to have shot down several Jap- 
anese flyers, but they were never 
[ confirmed, and he did not receive 
the 300 dollars' reward for 
downing a 'Japanese plane. 

Rufus Clark, missing in action 
j jn the South Pacific fighting was 
given the Silver Star Medal with 
the following citation: 

"The President of the United 
States takes pleasure in present- 
LIEUTENANT (Junior Grade) 

United States Naval Reserve 
for service as set forth in the fol- 
lowing CITATION: 

'for conspicuous gallantry and 
intrepidity as pilot of a torpedo 
bomber of the USS Hornet Air 
Group during action against enemy 
Japanese forces near Santa Cruz 
Island. Oct. 26, 1942. In the face 

Summer Session 


[ Continued from Page i ] 
At Searles Science Building, 
and seniors only will be offered lo""overseeing the science building. 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
lllg courses now open to juni^Wj. 

only will be offered 

A special committee is now pre- 
paring a catalogue for. the tri- 
mester which will be much more 
attractive than the one of last 
year. Actual classes of the tri- 
mester will begin on Tuesday, 
.June 22. The previous day. the 
21st. will be used principally lor 

orientation of the freshmen. 

I ■__ 

' of extremely heavy anti-aircraft 
fire. Lt. (jg) Clark pressed home 
a determined and vigorous torpedo 
i attack on a Japanese heavy 
! cruiser. His courageous conduct 
! throughout the engagement re- 
flects great credit upon the United 
States Naval Service.' 

for the President, 

Frank Knox, 
Secretary of the Navy." 

Randolph C. Eaton '45, killed in 
action in Tunisia while driving an 
ambulance as a member of the 

and Memorial Hall, Manning 
Smith, and Manton Copeland. 

In the dormitories, the proctors 
are responsible for their respec- 
tive ends: 

North Moore, George Brickates. 

South Moore. George Hutchings. 

North Appleton. Robert O'Brien 

South Appleton, Thomas Huieatt 

North Hyde. Crawford Thayer. 

South Hyde, which contains only 
Navy men, was taken care of by 
the men themselves. 

Maine and Winthrop Halls were 
taken care of by a member of the 
Meteorological Unit. 

The entire campus, with the ex- 
ception of the infirmary, was 
blacked out by the pulling of a 
master switch in the healing plant. 

A colored truck operator was 
informed that he could not get 
his money until he had submitted 
an itemized statement for a cer- 
tain hauTing job. After much 
American Field Service spent his meditation R scribbled the fol- 

Freshman year at Bowdoin Col- 
lege, where he was a member of 
the Psi Upsilon fraternity. 

lewing bill: 

"3 comes and 3 goes at 4 
a went— $3." . 


Every branch of the Armed Services uses the telephone. One of a series, Anti- Aircraft. 


[ Continued from Page i ] 
College that only those Alumni 
who live near enough to come for 
the day alone attend the exer- 
cises. This is the first time in Col- 
lege history that Alumni were not 
wanted here for Commencement, 
the President noted, "but the re- 
unions are only postponed for 
happier days." 

It is expected that 50 or 60 de- 
grees will be granted at this Com- 
mencement, with perhaps 10 or 12 
recipients absent in the services. 
President Sills said. 

Fordham University 




Three-Year Day Co«rse 
Four-Ye ar Kxfnin g < otirsr 

i Member Ami), of American l.a» School* 
! Completion of Two Year* of Collefe Work 
i with Good Grades Required for . Entranca 

morning " anp~evening"~c lasses 
first'year classes begin 

On June 11th and Sept. '-'7th. I •.>!.", .-mil 
February 7th. 194 1 

For further information address 
Registrar Fordham Law School 
233 Broadway, New York i 

lo his mother and dad it seems only yesterday that he was using the family telephone to call his 
high school sweetheart. Bur today the orders he sends and receives over his wartime telephone 
help speed the day when love and laughter, peace and progress shall again rule the world 

Western Electric 



they say: 

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BOwNDOvKS —for wild country — outposts 

DING HOW -for very good 
•■ /*A JUICf "—for the favorite cigarette with men 

VMmck - m thc Marines 

-where cigarettes are judged 

The "T-ZONE"-Taste and Throat-is the 
proving ground for cigarettes. Only your 
taste and throat can decide which ciga- 
rette tastes best to you . . . and how it affects 
your throat. For your taste and throat are 
absolutely individual to you. Based on the 
experience of millions of smokers, we be- 
lieve Camels will suit your "T- ZONE 
a "T." Prove it for yourself! 


With men in the Marines, Army, Navy, 
and Coast Guard, the favorite cigarette is 
Camel. (Based on actual sales records in 
Canteens and Post Exchanges.) 





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A.A.F.T.T.D. No. 22 


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The Meteor 

A.A.F.t.T.». H*. Vt 

Commanding Officer 

Major Clurleft W. GrlffTn 

Captain Jamea F. Cantwell 



Arthur JafTe 
Aaaoctete Editors 

John B. Dexter 
Wilson F. Moseley 

Managing Editor* 
Elliot B. Doft 

David R. Hastings 
Feature Editors 
Arthur N. Berry 

Charles J. Wilson 

On February 22, ld43. the Army 
Air Forces Technical Training De- 
tachment No. 22 began its as- 
signed function of instilling in the 
students of its command the aca- 
demic, military, and physical qual- 
ifications which will enable them 
to continue on to advanced train- 
ing which will eventually prepare 
them as meteorological officers 
with the Army Air Forces. 

The organization, by an inspec- 
tion conducted by the Inspector- 
General's office and a visit by 
General Jones, commanding officer 
of the First District Technical 
Training Command, has arisen 
from the stages of infancy into an 
organization of which we can all 
be rightly proud. This advance- 
ment is definitely shown by the 
outward appearance of the en- 
listed men and the spirit of fel- 
lowship and cooperation which has 
arisen. By their own initiative 
they have organized and develop- 
ed various social and recreational 
facilities which wiH lead to a 
more closely knit organization. 
The .Meteor m the latest product 
of their fertile minds. 

We shall attempt to create 
among the members of this De- 
tachment a vital interest in their 
own activities, so that we may 
presently achieve the name of a 
little "West Point," which was the 
fervent hope of Captain Valmore. 

We shall disseminate news and 
views of notable interest and some 
not so notable, some of the past 
and frequently some glances into 
the crystal ball. 

For the benefit of our friends 
and neighbors in this community 
who will undoubtedly find a vital 
interest ifl us, we shall endeavor 
to reveal ourselves apd our acti- 
vities without revealing any mili- 
tary information. 

We want every member of this 
Detachment to feel that he plays 
a vital role in The Meteor. We 
shall welcome any and all sugges- 
tions and criticisms and contribu- 
tions, which can be presented to 
any member of the staff. 

We are deeply indebted to the 
Bowdoin ORIENT for its contri- 
bution of this page to the A.A.F. 
T.T.D. We only hope that we can 
live up to the standards for which 
the ORIENT has been known. 

Under the guidance of qur .com-, 
minding officer. Major Charts W. 
Griffin, and the adjutant, Captain 
James F. Canlwell, we shall en- 
deavor to make this undertaking 
a credit to the Army Air Forces. 


Name Pins Will Soon 
Be Issued To AH Men 

Do you know who you really 
are? Do you have your doubts? 
Well, in order to alleviate this 
pressing problem, it was recently 
announced that all students on the 
post will shortly be issued pins 
with their names on them, which 
wiH be worn on their blouses. This 
wBl undoubtedly be the t ermin a l 
lirte for the often heard "Hey, Joe." 

Son Bom To Sergeant 
Ahd Mrs. Schurkamp 

The Meteor wishes to express on 
behalf of the mon of this post its 
warmest congratulations to First 

Sergeant Schurkamp on the re- 
cent arrival of Ms son. It is with 
heferty greetings that we welcome 
this new addition to the Army Air 

Army Men Appreciate 
Work Of Sewing Circle 

Since the arrival of our organi- 
zation in Brunswick, the outfit has 
received the warmest welcome 
from the community. Our special 
thanks and gratitude are extended 
to those kind women who so graci- 
ously do our little bits Of sewing 
every Monday and Friday evenings. 

It is this cooperative spirit that 
prevails among us which will see us 
through until absolute victory is 

DCTAOIJtlENt HOLDS Major Griffin Is Well Qualified As 
tlRST DANCE IN UNION 1 Comma nding Officer Of Army Unit 

Remick Heads Dance 
Committee Composed 
Of Section Volunteers 

The social season of the meteor- 
ology unit started off gloriously 
last Saturday when the detach- 
ment held its first dance in the 
Moulton Union. The affair, lasting 
from eight to twelve, turned out to 
be a great success in every way. 

The idea for having a dance 
came from Captain Cantwell, who 
has shown a great deal of interest 
in recreational activities of the 
men on the post. After it was pro- 
posed to the detachment early in 
the week, however, the manage- 
ment and most of the actual work 
was carried out by the men. In 
charge of all this was Private Rob- 
ert Remick of section 1, who chair- 
maned the dance committee com- 
posed of volunteers from every 
other section. Members of this 
committee were Privates Levine, 
Ascherman, Bradley, Fuchs, Bayus, 
Oster, Boehmke, and Fisher. 

In addition to the dance com- 
mittee and to Major Griffin and 
Captain Cantwell, much credit for 
the success of the dance is due 
those civilians who did a great deal 
to make it possible. For example, 
Mr. Lancaster, manager of the 
Union, was kind enough to permit 
the use of the lounge and the sound 
system that provided the music for 
the occasion. Chaperones who gave 
up their time to be at the dance 
were Mr. and Mrs. Young, Miss 
Reed, and Miss Messier, all of 
whom have taken an active inter- 
est in post affairs. The girls at 
the dance, quite an indispensible 
element, were from around Bruns- 
wick, and many of them were, al- 
ready familiar as hostesses at the 
USO. Mrs. Young arranged to have 
them come to the dance, while Ser- 
geant Stearns and Corporal Kay 
provided the transportation. 

Assisting at the dance with in- 
termission music were Private Bir- 
man. who played several selections 
On the piano, and Private Meakin, 
who led group singing on his ac- 

While the soldiers and their 
guests sang with the accompani- 
ment of Meakin's accordion, re- 
freshments consisting of sand- 
wiches' and punch were served. 
These were prepared and served 
by the Union staff. 

Music for dancing was provided, 
as mentioned above, by the* Union 
sound system, operated Saturday 
night by Private Joseph Hughes, 
master musician from section 1. 

There can be little doubt that al- 
most everyone was thoroughly 
pleased with the dance. There were 
some, it is true, who were a bit 
chagrined when they found it im- 
possible to get a* dance with that 
little girl in red who clung so 
closely to Joe Chadwick (a situa- 
tion that almost called for the in- 
tervention of Sergeant Stearns, 
incidentally), but there were 
plenty of others less firmly attach- 
ed, so nothing serious resulted. 

Among those present there was 
ajso, of course, JMrs, Herman's boy 
Ma), section Ts'fcHr to ithe women,, 1 
who was valiantly doing his bit to/j 
boost the morale Of the young la- ! 
dies from Brunswick. Lampert was 
there too, but we were a bit disap- 
pointed to see him wasting his tal- 
ents on the punch bowl most of the 

i ■atdWimd 

The commanding officer of 
Army Air Force Technical Train- 
ing Detachment Ho. 22 is a man 
well suited to control the military 
destinies of so many future offi- 
cers. Mis training, both military 
and civil, has simply qualified him 
as the very person for such an 
important post. 

Major Charles Griffin was born 
in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and 
had received a fine legal educa- 
tion at the National Law School 
in Washington. D. C, when, after 
his enlistment in the army in early 
1917, he attended the First Offi- 
cers Training Camp at Fort Myer, 
Virginia. Upon being graduated 
from this course and receiving his 
commission, he then served six 
months at Camp Lee. Virginia. 
Finally after the completion of 
this period of his service, he was 
transferred to the Army Trans- 
port Service, Port of Embarka- 
tion, New York City.where he re- 
mained until August 30, 1919. 
when he was discharged from the 
United States Army after twenty- 
seven months' service. 

Following his discharge from 
the service. Major Griffin accept- 
ed, on November 19, 1919, a com- 
mission as captain in the Officers 
Reserve Corps. Since that time he 
has been a consistent member of 

Capt. Valmore Leaves 
After Activating Unit 

It is with both deep regret and 
admiration that we witnessed the 
transformation of our Detachment 
from its stages of infancy to its 
present status. 

For with our growth we have 
seen Captain Erwin Valmore, who 
was assigned here to activate our 
unit, leave just as he was to wit- 
ness the fruitful results of his suc- 
cessful efforts. It was because of 
his arduous efforts that we func- 
tion as efficiently and effectively as 
a top-ranking outfit. 

Recently we have lost Sgt. 
Laurin, who during his stay here 
was supply sergeant and also per- 
formed several Other vital func- 
tions. PFC Friedman, who was 
greatly admired and respected by 
all, is another of our recent losses 
to more important tasks ahead. We 
wish them both God-speed, and 


The laurel crown of the evening 
should go to Art Schultz, who de- 
serves some fame for being the 
Only man at the dance who could 
really polka as it should be done. 
Perhaps he can be persuaded to 
give a few lessons, just in case Joe 
Hughes decides to play only polkas 
at the next dance. 

A new record was chalked up at 
the dance Saturday night, by the 
way, when seven (7) men from the 
mysterious "Eagle Squadron" 
managed to get a date with one 
girl for the same Sunday after- 

And so it seems that a good time 
was had by all, and it is to be 
heped that we may have more such 
dances in the future. Already plans 
are under way for another one to 
be given soon, provided that Mike 
Ganakas and the rest of the furni- 
ture-moving detail will give their 

the various summer training 
courses which have been held dur- 
ing the score or so years between 
the First and Second World Wars. 
This regular attendance, has en- 
abled him to remain fully abreast 
of the epic changes in military 
science and tactics. 

After the United States' en- 
trance into the present war. he 
was ordered to active duty as a 
major in July, 1942. He reported 
to the First District Headquar- 
ters of the Army Air Force Tech- 
nical Training Command, where 
he was made Raid Transportation 
Officer of Basic Training Center 
No. 7, Atlantic City. New Jersey, 
in which capacity he served until 
December, 1942. In the following 
two months, December, 1942, and 
January, 1943, Major Griffin was 
Assistant Judge Advocate at 
Technical Training Center No. 7, 
Atlantic City, and since January 
30 he has commanded our own de- 
tachment at Bowdoin. 

Impressive as his military rec- 
ord has been, Major Griffin has 
had an equally successful civilian 
life. Throughout the period be- 
tween wars he has held the re- 
sponsible position of Attorney-Ex- 
aminer for the powerful Inter- 
State Commerce Commission at 
Washington. D. C. His duties as 
Attorney-Examiner have been the 
holding of hearings and investiga- 
tions of matters relating to the 

Major Griffin is married and 
lives in Washington. It is heard 
from reliable sources that a son 
has recently taken the examina- 
tions for V-12, the newly an- 
nounced Naval plan. Well, per- 
haps the Navy isn't as bad ?s it's 
painted. 1 he major's chief hobby 
and most important (h vers ' on 
from his work is an addiction to 
golf at which he is more or less 
of an eXpert. 

Major Griffin's life has been de- 
voted to the service of his coun- 
try in both war and peace. His 
ability is reflected in his accom- 
plishments, and it is, I think, the 
opinion of every soldier in the de- 
tachment that we could not have 
a better C/O. Our only aim must 
be to measure up to his standards, 
so that he may some day think as 
much of us. 


Each N on-Commissioned 
Officer Has Numerous 
Duties to Perform 

Communication From 
Major Charles Griffin 

— For the Birds! 

A column Of nonsense, 
A column of fun, 
A column to be read 
By everyone. 

A column of comments, 
A column of cracks, 
A column concerned 
With a bunch of wacks. 

Such was the aim; 
Such the desire, 
Of the brilliant character, 
Who did inspire 

This valuable column. 
Which takes this space, 
While something more useful, 
Could be in its place. 

But the editor okayed it; 
They all thought it swell, 
And I got the Job 

To write it. Oh well. 


As long as its nonsense, 
As long as it's fun. 
I might as wefl write, 
About everyone. 

There's a name quite familiar 
To all, I know. 
Perhaps you remember, 
Bemg called. "Joe." 

Joe is the fallow. 
Who, in general, is lat?, 
But when it's chow time. 
He doesn't wait 

No need to call him. 
To get in line. 
For he'll be there 
Ahead of time. 

For anything else, 
Hell be the last one, 
Buttoning his coat, 
While on the run. 

Ahd then mail a letter, 
While everyone's waiting. 
Yet he thinks 
He desrves a rating. 

Five minutes to eight, 
He'll look for a broom, 
And then he expects 
To have S clean room. 

instead of studying. 

His work's left undone. * 

He's more interested 

in having fun. 

His hair's never combed, 
His shoes never shined. 
He needs a shave, 
But he doesn't mind. 

No, Joe's the fellow, 
Who doesn't care. 
He's quite a specimen, 
But not so rare. 

So, each week will be listed 
In this profitable column. 
The names Of the fellows 
Who are quite a problem. 

And along with their names, 
Will be, as you'll know, 
The reason for 
Their being called, "Joe." 

Will you be one of 
Those characters, too? 
When "Joe" is called, 
Will it be you? 

The publication of the first 
issue of The Meteor marks an- 
other step in this Detachment's 
becoming an integral part of the 
Army Air Forces Technical 
Training Command. And may I 
take this opportunity to express 
to President Sills, the faculty 
and members of the Bowdoin 
College Staff the appreciation of 
the officers who were assigned 
the duty of activating this de- 
tachment for the hearty wel- 
come they received and the co- 
operation Riven them in accom- 
plishing their mission. . 

Incorporated in 1794 Bowdoin 
College is one of the oldest In- 
stitutions of learning in the 
country and numbers among Its 
graduates many who have dis- 
tinguishes! themselves in the 
military and naval services and 
In the political, cultural and In- 
dustrial life of our country. We 
find listed among these gradu- 
ates such names as Henry Wads- 
worth Longfellow, Nathaniel 
Hawthorne, Franklin Pierce 
and Robert Peary. No further 
proof is required of the State- 
ment that "the history of Bow- 
doin College parallels the his- 
tory of America." 

The entertaining of military 
and naval force* is not a new 
innovation at Bowdoin College, 
its facilities were used for the 
training of armed forces in 
World War No. 1 and we found 
Upon arrival here a group of 
Naval Officers undergoing in- 
tensive preparation for their du- 
des in the present world eon- 
diet. Such historical surround 
big should be an inspiration to 
the men of this detachment un- 
dergoing training for the part* 
the are to play In World War 
No. II. May their records re- 
flect credit upon the Army Air 
Forces and perperttate the "fine 
American traditions of Bowdoin 
i ■ -Vm - 1 1 


Mess council 

The Mess Council, under the 
chairmanship of Joseph Hughes, is 
meeting every Friday night in or- 
der that our tastes are satisfied. 
They will cheerfully welcome any 
and all suggestions and criticisms 
pertaining to our food problem. 
Mimeographed questionnaires will 
shortly be circulated so that a com- 
plete survey of our tastes will be 
determined. It was suggested by 
Captain Cantwell that the unit 
plant a Victory Garden, with . the 
food given Co the American, Red 
Cross. Tentative plans for tins ar- 
• rangement are in the offing. 

It has been rumored that quite a 
number of the student personnel 
are not acquainted with the names 
and duties of the officers and non- 
coms of this detachment. In order 
to clarify the minds of these indi- 
viduals the names and duties of all 
officers are listed. It will be noted 
that the names of PFC Friedman 
and Sergeant Laurin are included 
in this list. If anyone will replace 
these men or if our present non- 
coms are to be overburdened is still 
a military secret. 

First and most important is our 
commanding officer Major Charles 
W. Griffin. Aside from being CO. 
the Major is also Summary Courts 
Martial Officer. 

Next down the line is Captain 
James F. Cantwell. We all know 
that Capt. Cantwell is the Adju- 
tant of the detachment but few 
know that he is also the Personnel, 
Supply, Chemical Warfare, and 
Public Relations Officer of the 

Heading the list of the non-com- 
missioned officers is Technical Ser- 
geant Robert E. Schurkamp. Sgt. 
Schurkamp is the First Sergeant 
for the meteorologists. His duties 
are to relieve the commanding of- 
ficer of minor routine details. He 
also keeps records and submits 
forms required by higher headquar- 
ters. In addition to these duties 
Sgt. Schurkamp supervises the du- 
ties and functions of all other per- 
sonnel of the office and attached 

Following the Technical Ser- 
geant comes Staff Sergt. Lloyd L. 
Connelly. Sgt. Connelly's official 
duty is that of Sergeant-major. His 
assigned duties are: finance clerk, 
custodian of service records and to 
work in cooperation with the corre- 
spondence clerk and supply ser- 
geant. In addition to these du- 
ties Sgt. Connelly must maintain 
records of all passes and furloughs. 

Our other Staff Sergeant, well 
known to all, is Sgt. James J. 
Stearns. His assigned duties are: 
student N.C.O.. drill coordinator 
and mail clerk. 

Sergeant John A. Laurin, the 
post's supply sergeant, follows next 
among the non-coms. Sgt. Laurin 
keeps a record of all clothing and 
equipment issued to every enlisted 
man of this station. It is also the 
sergeant's job to make a requisi- 
tion of any and all supplies and 
equipment required by the detach- 
ment. The sergeant's other duties 
are: laundry agent and truck driv- 

Next we turn to Sergeant John 
J. Mills. The sergeant's duties are 
— you guessed it— supervising the 
physical training and athletic pro- 
gram. In addition it is wise to note 
that Sergeant Mills is a good man 
to have as a friend— he's the keep- 
er of the "gig" list. 

Corporal Stuart W. Kay, the 
pest's records and reports clerk, 
appears next. Cpl. Kay's assigned 
duties are to submit daily, weekly, 
semi-monthly and monthly reports. 
He must have a working knowledge 
of the army decimal filing system 
which comprises file numbers for 
seven hundred different items. He 
is also official chauffeur to the 
commanding officer and adjutant. 

Next comes our famous Private 
First Class Benjamin Friedman. 
His official duty is that of student 
records clerk. PFC Friedman's job 
is maintaining records pertaining 
to each- student in regards to his 
studies. He is also the barrack's in- 
spector (fellows — it is no use to 
leave pictures of pretty girls in 
sight, as Friedman is a woman hat- 
er — the wolf). ! 

Last but far from least is Ser- 
geant Edgar W. Dodehhoff. His job 
■ that of N.C.O # supervisor. As | 
you men find questions arising per- 
taining to your work — the non- 1 
corns a!sb fmd problems. 



One of the most important parts of the training of any soldier, no matter what branch 
of the service he is in, is physical training and military drill; this is just as true for members 
of the meteorology training detachment studying here at Bowdoin as for men in the infantry 
Or in the parachute troops. 

A soldier's whole training is directed toward the day 
when he will be performirtg his job under actual battle condi- 
tions, and when that day comes, every man must be fully dis- 
ciplined and prepared physically for the worst. 

Athletic Activities 
Include Drill And Cal. 

Training Supplemented 
By Obstacle Course 
And Saturday Hike 

The athletic program of the past 
week was unusually varied. It con- 
sisted not only of the usual daily 
drill, calisthenics, and physical 
training periods, but was supple- 
mented by a hike on Saturday and 
by an obstacle course on Tuesday 
and Friday. 
Obstacle Course 

The obstacle course was set up 
in the gymnasium for the after- 
noon physical training periods. On 
each day a different group was 
"put through" so that the entire 
detachment had the opportunity of 
participating. The sections that 
were to run' the course dressed in 
their gym suits and assembled in j 
the cage where they received in- 
structions from Sergeant Stearns. 
The general idea was to'keep run- 
ning; if obstacles were encountered 
"en route," they were to be taken 
in stride. 

It is with this in mind that Ser- 
geant Mills, director of the phys- 
ical training at this post, has 
mapped out a large and varied pro- 
gram of conditioning that includes, 
not only drill and calisthenics, but 
also a wide range of athletic games 
and various methods of personal 

Calisthenics, which make up 
what is probably the least pleasant 
aspect of physical training, are de- 
signed to strengthen muscles little 
used in ordinary activities. Thus 
far in the program there has been 

the traveling rings, leaped over 
two horses, duck-waddled back 
down the floor carrying a medicine 
ball, and then sprang onto another' 
rope. This was Moseley's favorite 
trick. To see him nimbly climb up 
one rope and slide down another is 
inspiring indeed. He's good at it — 
just ask him. The next obstacle 
was the horizontal bar 

Backe's meat, which merely had to 
be "gotten over." Two more laps, 
then down to the showers and into 
First, five laps around j the pool. Here each man donned 
the 1/12 mile track. This was foi=-pftj S fatigues, which he had previ- 
lowed by a rather unconventional ously laid out. He grasped a pipe 
method of high-jumping. A cross- 
bar was set up at about seven feet ; 
in front of this hung a rope sup- 
ported from the girders. The object 
was to swing over the bar by 
grasping the rope, Tarzan style. A 
few agile souls accomplished the 
feat, but the majority were built 
.too heavy in the stern and — well, 
the wrong part dragged at the cru- 
cial moment. Having completed the 
rope-swing, the enthusiastic partic- 
ipant dashed upstairs, crawled 
along a mat, went up the gym on 



The American Red Cross has be- 
come the mam staff of life to our 
fighting brothers throughout the 
world. Blood being perhaps our' 
most vital personal possession, it is 
sorely needed in order to maintain 
efficient medical service and often 
to sustain life. Ninety-three per 
cent of the men of this detachment 
have found it their. duty to offer 
their blood to the vitally needed 
Blood Bank of the American Red 

Arrangements will shortly be 
made whereby we all may see the 
realization of our fighting pledge. 

First steps were taken last Week 
in the organization of a detach- 
ment band to play at retreat cere- 
monies and on formal occasions. 
Considered very desirable by the 
post officers, and long dreamt of 
by many musicians in the detach- 
ment, the band may become a real- 
ity in the near future. 

Private Harold Tint of section 1 
has, at the suggestion of Captain 
Cantwell, taken the lead in form- 
ing the band, and has already ob- 
tained the names of a good many 
men interested in playing. About 
thirty-five men reported to Tint 
last week, and with this number 
he feels confident that a fine organ- 
ization can be developed. Among 
those who expressed their desire to 
join the band, there is an unusual- 
ly good distribution of instruments, 
and the men have all had consider- 
able experience playing in other 

* Before rehearsals can be started, 
however, there are a number of 
problems to be solved. There are 
many men, for example, who do 
not have instruments" here at the 
post, and it will take some time for 
them to have them sent from 
home. For others, such as drum- 
mers, and bass horn players, in- 
struments will have to be obtained. 
Similarly, there is the problem of 
finding music for the band to play, 
for the organization will have no 
funds with which to purchase it. 
These and other difficulties must be 
ironed out before any music can be 
produced, but Tint believes that 
the band will be ready to perform 
within a month. 

All men interested in playing 

or a board, jumped in, and swam 
across the pool, or at least half- 
way across. The course was com- 
pleted with another trip to the 
showers. The general comment: 

Saturday Hike 

Private Schofield, wilderness 
scout, conducted the Saturday 
hike, as has become his habit. The 
trail was very similar to those of 
past weeks in that it lay in a wind- 
ing course, crossing and recrossing 
Mere Brook. The heroes of the day- 
were Sergeant Stearns and Mike 
Ganakas who nobly volunteered to 
help the rest of the detachment 
across the stream at a particularly 
wide spot. Their reward was a ra- 
ther thorough drenching from the 
spray of splashing G.I. shoes. The 
most spectacular stunt was an ex- 
hibition of pole-vaulting by James 
Cassidy. This ingenious chap pro- 
cured a rather anemic appearing 
branch and vaulted himself to the 
other side, where the stick promp- 
ly parted — much to the disappoint- 
ment of the onlookers who had 
hoped for that occurance at mid- 
stream. The hike was concluded 
with a rousing snowball fight. 
Rumor has it that it started when 
Private Barnes took a pot shot at 
Sergeant Stearns because the lat- 
| ter refused to carry, the former 
i across the stream. At any rate the 
battle started at the rear of the 
line, for those in the lead knew 
nothing of the hostilities until Ser- 
geant Mills appeared on the scene 
madly flailing his arms and Wow- 
ing his whistle. This was interpret- 
ed as a signal for attack. Flight A 
held the heights above the brook 
and lobbed projectiles into the 
midst of Flight B; but the holders 
of the lower land were not to be 
stopped; they stormed the hill and 
pushed on to the top. Some attrib- 
ute Flight A's defeat to the fact 
that ammunition was scarce, but 
that is a matter of opinion. 

Drill was much more successful 
this week than, it has been for 
some time. Although Mai Berman 
insists upon being a noh-conform- 
ist on oblique movements by- 
marching off at right angles aU 
alone, his section keeps him in line 
pretty well. Section Five is still 
working hard to keep on the bot- 
tom of the heap, but they have a 
little competition on their hands if 
they want to eat last; for Section 

should, if they have not already j Two is ^^ a clos ; second In 
done so, report to Private Tint 


fflp PAY DAY 



room 3, Maine Hall. A preliminary 
meeting to discuss plans will prob- 
ably be called soon, and all band 
musicians are urged to come. 


Pvt. Richard Barnett (section 3) 
has unfortunately been compelled 
to be temporarily absent from our 
Detachment. Because of a gland- 
ular disturbance he has been con- 
fined to the Station Hospital, Fort 
Williams, Portland, Maine. All men 
are urged to communicate with 
him in order that his stay there 
will be as plesant as possible. 

cidently Privates Fisher, Barorski, 
and Prigoff are working hard for 
Section Ten. There's nothing like 
refusing to wear dog tags to keep 
the non-coms on their toes. It 
makes them more observant. The 
shining example of the week Was 
set by Joe Chadwick's shoes. Ser- 
geant Stearns glanced at them 
and recoiled — hands shielding his 
eyes from the gtare. His praise: 
"Something to behold!" The secret 
of Joe's success lies in his past ex- 
perience; he used to be a shoe- 
shine boy on Boa ton Common. 

The week has been a moat suc- 
cessful otie. New- heights have been 
attained, but there is still room for 
improvement. Even Henry Ash- 
worth claims he sUB can improve 
on his alleged thirty-nine push-ups. 
Let's hope the rest of the detach- 
ment is equally Ambitious. 

an emphasis on arm muscles and 
on abdominal muscles, and this will 
probably continue to be true 
throughout, since these parts tend 
to be far too weak in the average 

All exercising for the first two 
months has been indoors, but, 
Maine weather permitting, activ- 
ities will soon be transferred to' the 
outside, and here the routine may 
be expected to change consider- 
ably. One new feature with which 
we will have to contend will be the 
obstacle course, which, according 
to advance reports, may well be- 
come the eighth wonder of the 
world. Long, complicated, and 
gruelling, a few turns around this 
course should send us all a long 
way on the road to becoming the 
tough little "fellows" that Private 
Friedman warned us we, v were to 

If the calisthenics part of tfie 
Ted j program forms, for many, a bitter 
pill, at least it has been heavily 
sugar-coated with the other activ- 
ities planned. Three days a week 
will continue to be spent in vari- 
ous sports as throughout March, 
but the types of sports will change 
each month. In April, for example, 
boxing, jujitsu, soft ball, swim- 
ming, and volleyball will comprise 
the athletic schedule, while in May 
this will change to field events, 
rope climbing, work on the ob- 
stacle course, soccer, and wrest- 

This phase of the program has a 
three-fold purpose: it is designed 
to condition muscles, develop co- 
ordination, and to prepare each 
man to defend himself. Naturally, 
with the limited time available, no 
great achievements can be expect- 
ed along this line, but the experi- 
ence and knowledge of the rudi- 
ments of jujitsu, boxing, and 
wrestling should give confidence 
and be of real value against an un- 
trained opponent. 

The program after May is, as 
yet, in something of a tentative 
stage, but plans are being made for 
continuing along much the same 
lines as before. Among the sum- 
mer's activities, there will be base- 
ball, cross country running, tennis. 
and swimming. 

This latter sport will bo particu- 
larly interesting, including as it 
does the entire military swimming 
course; starting with instruction in 
the fundamentals of swimming, it 
will include life saving, swimming 
in burning oil, underwater swim- 
ming, and even defense against 

The summer athletic activities 
should be made considerably more 
enjoyable by the introduction of 
inter-sectional co m petition and by 
the formation of detachment base- 
ball, track, and rifle teams. These, 
it is hoped, will be able to compete 
with teams from surrounding 
towns and with ether training 
schools in "remote control" meets. 

There are a good many other 
plans for the summer that are still 
in the process of development. For 
example, Sergeant Mills has spok- 
en of a rather extended camping 
trip which may be taken at the end 
of some twelve-week period. This 
has been the subject of many and 
contradictory rumors, but none 
can be taken seriously because^no 
official commitments have as yet 
been made. The most to be learned 
ts thai we may be in for a pleasant 
surprise concerning the thirteenth 
week. What this means is any- 
body's guess. 

Something more can be said of 
tentative plans, announced last 
week, for a week-end similar to 
"Senior Week" at many colleges, 
or to "June Week" at Annapolis. 
At this time, the public would be 
invited to various drill exhibitions 
and a dance would be held in the 
evening. It is hoped that rooms 
may be procured in Brunswick for 
families and friends of men in the 
detachment. All in al>, the week- 
end should prove to be very color- 
ful and entertaining for everyone. 

Considering these many plans 
and ideas by Sergeant Mills, it is 
clear that everything possible is lin- 
ing done to build bcth morale aod 
physical stamina in this detach- 
ment. The results, we may be sure, 
will prove worthy ff all the care 
devoted to our training and cf the 
generosity of college officials who 
are giving so much to make it pos- 




Big White Varsity Nine Has 
Seven Games On Schedule 

Golf And Tennis May 
Start Work Next Week 

Baseball at Bowdoin is progress- 
ing very well under Coach Neil 
Mahoney. Candidates work out in 
the cage every week day, but as 
yet they have been concerned only 
with infield and battery practice. 
This, is due to the fact that it is 
too dark in the cage to attempt 
batting or outfield practice. Out- 
door practice will begin whenever 
the field and weather conditions 
allow. The schedule has already 
been arranged and consists of 
seven games, three of which will 
be played away and the other four 
on the home field. When the first 
call went out for candidates 
about 35 men answered it; sev- 
eral have since left college. There 
are 29 men listed below, but there 
are several new men out whose 
names do not appear on this list. 

Following is a list of the candi- 

Nate Towne. second base; Joe 
Klannagan, pitcher or first base; 
A. C. Schmalz, pitcher; Robert M. 


Wine, pitcher; Hal Nectow, Ditch- 
er; John Taussig, pitcher; Morris 
Densmore, pitcher and utility; 
Morton Page, catcher; Walt Fin- 
nagan, utility; Bob Crozier. pitch- 
er; Charlie Kehlenbach. catcher; 
Bob Frazer, first base; Bill Muir, 
catcher; A. Woodcock, outfield; 
R. C. Bourgois. first base; Dick 
O'Shea. outfield; S. Kingsley, 
pitcher; Robert Simpson, second 
base; A. Michelson, first base; 
John Curtis, infield; Walt Dona- 
hue, pitcher or outfield; Dick 
Donovan, first base; Gerald Now- 
lis outfield; Lloyd Knight, pitch- 
er; Newton Pendleton, pitcher; 
Dick Field, shortstop; Dick John- 
stone, second base; Bud Sweet, 
outfield; Bill Talcott, outfield. 

The positions assigned above are 
only temporary and outdoor prac- 
tice will probably change a good 
many of them. 

Bowdoin's rifle club has recently 
been asked to send its spotting 
telescope to Fort Meade for use 
in training men there in the use of 
the rifle. The Club has been and is 
still one of the mast useful organ- 
izations to men contemplating a 
future in the armed service^. At 
present there are eleven men in the 
club. These are; Richard Saville 
'44. president and coach. Bob 
Brown '44. secretary, ClifT Travis 
'45, Donne Fischer '45, Martin 
Smith '46, Rolfe Glover '46, Paul 
Charak '46. Charles Carr '46, Ev- 
erett Boothby '46, Don Maxson '45, 
and Roger Adams '46. 

At the present time the club is 
looking for a range. They have 
hopes of getting the use of the 
town range. When they do get a 
place to resume their shooting ac- 
tivities they will welcome new 
members not only from the student 
body, but also from the members 
of the Navy school and the Army 
Air Corps Pre-meteorological 

"Although we have a large 
enough group to carry on we can ' 
get a "better priority on shells and; 
a better chance of keeping the 
range open longer if we have a 
larger group," Dick Saville said 
when questioned about the need for 
new members. He explained, "We 
use a target model rifle of about 
the same weight as the regulation ) 
army rifle, so that we get practice I 
on guns about equivalent to the i 
ones we will have to use later in 
the army." 


April 14 



April 17 



April 19 



April 24 



April 27 



April 29 



May 1 



Mai Morrell and Bob Miller, in 
charge of tennis and golf respec- 
tively, expect to call the candidates 
out sometime within the next week. 

The program and schedules of 
the golf and tennis teams are as 
yet undecided. Although candidates 
have not been called out yet, it is 
expected that Bowdoin will partici- 
pate in the state tournament for 
both sports. This tournament is 
scheduled for May 1. The previous- 
ly announced schedules for these 
sports have been cancelled due to 
the travel restrictions which have 
been issued by the government. 
These schedules called for several 
long trips which are nov impossi- 
ble to make. 

If there are enough men inter- 
ested Bowdoin will undoubtedly 
participate in the tournament on 
May 1. The complete programs 
for these two sports will probably 
be made known next week. 

Mustard and 


j Concert Features 
Tozer Recordings 


With a very large audience in 
attendance. Bob Miller presented 
an exhibition of Bowdoin's Mili- 
tary Swimming program on Thurs- 
day evening, April l,at 8.15. Ail 
the divisions of the present class 
took part in the exhibition. The 
evening's program had as its pur- 
pose to show the public jthe value 
of Military Swimming and also 
exactly what it was. The exhibi- 
tion was planned at the request of 
President and Mrs. K. C. M. Sills. 
Coach Miller explained the vari- 
ous strokes and events that the 
boys did throughout the evening. 

The highlight of the program 
was the oil-burning in which the 
entire class swam through the 
pool which had been ignited with 
gasoline. A modification of the 
breast-stroke is used in this event 
and by using it the boys were able 
to swim through the flaming gaso- 
line without injury. "Jap" Parsons 
entered the pool alone and swam 
through the gasoline. He also 
swam under the fire and then 
came up through the flames. 

The program, including all the 
forty events which are taught in 
the course, follows: 

1 Cross Tank Drill 

2 Swimming with Rifles 

3 Walking with Rifles 

Heard again last night was the 
tenor voice of Elliot Tozer '43, who 
j graduated in January, as the Simp- 
son Sound System series presented 
recordings of the January Burns 
j recital as well as disks made by 
the Bowdoin College Chapel Choir. 
The program was held in the Un- 
ion lounge starting at 8.15. 

The first half of the program 
was devoted to songs by Robert 
Burns and featured the voices of 
Georgia Thomas, Elliot Tozer, and 
Lloyd Knight '45, the same singers 
heard in the January Burns recital. 
Recordings of the Chapel Choir 
made recently including "des Pres." 
"O Domine Jesu" and "Balulalow," 
with Tozer as soloist were played. 

As a finale, a group of songs by 
Paul Robeson were heard. The col- 
lection is called "Songs of Free 
Men" — men of Russia, Spain. Ger- 
many, and America. 

Alumni Fund 

[ Continued from Page i 1 
services, from all quarters of the j 
globe. Many have also been re- | 
ceived from members of the un- 1 
dergraduate classes, although they I 
are not being solicited. 

4 Jumping from high board 

5 Clothing Swim 

6 Life Saving Carry Races 

7 Water Polo game 

8 Surface Dives 

9 Shark defease 

10 Merry-go-round 

11 Holds and breaks 

12 Oil burning. 

By BUI Craigie 

The Case of the Mysterious 

Upon unfolding my copy of the 
Orient last week and settling 
down by the fire with my faith- 
ful dogs ranged beside me, gnaw- 
ing quietly at my ankles. I medi- 
tated upon this excellent news- 
paper. It was a fine sheet, I con- 
cluded, stroking back my iron 
gray hair, and drawing heavily on 
the two-penny cheroot I had 
picked up that morning at the to- 
bacconist's. My Irish wolfhound, 
Robespierre, growled in sympathy. 
I read a few articles, com- 
menting. "Superb!" "Splendid!" 
Finally I allowed my eyes to 
wander to the left side of the 
tastefully arranged page, and 
beheld a story under the by-line 
or one Moigatroyd Schlitz,- '49 \ 
I read the article with avid in- 
terest, noting especially the fine 
Journalistic style of this Schlitz. 
Having never read anything by 
him and having never heard of 
him, I concluded that he must 
be a new reporter. One of my 
dogs, yawning, exlaimed, "Amaz- 
ing!" but I assured him that it 
was elementary. I then determ- 
ined to ascertain the identity of 
this Mysterious Reporter, 
I left my lodgings in College 
Street, donning my coat and 
double-edged cap. I sped down the 
icy steps, followed by my faithful 
dogs, each playfully nipping at my 
trousers in affectionate j-egard. I 
took a hansom to the Moulton 
Union, just off Trafalgar Square. 
I paid the cabby and tipped him 
a nickel. With a nod and a 
friendly smile, he tossed an eight- 
inch dirk at me as I shot off 
across the lawn. Pulling to a halt 
just outside the windows on th<? 
lower floor, I looked cautiously 
inside. On a table stood two glass- 
es, one large, one small. Entering 

the room and applying my nostrils 
to the glasses. I exclaimed. 
"Frappe!" Robespierre, wagging 
his tail, whispered in my ear, 
"Mocha, made with Maxwell 
House." I reached down to shake 
paws in congratulation, but he 
waved me aside, with an "Elemen- 
tary, my dear sir!" 

BUT this was not what I had 
come after. Grasping in my j 
hand my lone pitiful weapon, a j 
sub-machine gun, I mounted the 
stairs, closely followed by my 
brave dogs, straining at the 
leash — backwards. Pausing at a j 
door labeled "Bowdoin Orient" 

Track Team Plans 
Meets With Bates 

I put my eye to the keyhole. 

Coach Jack Magee reports that 
the track squad is confined to the 
cage. The team is looking forward 
to the track duels with Bates m 
April. Jack says that we nave the 
power to hit hard despite the loss 
of so many men to the armed ser- 

The only man left from the 
team that functioned in the state 
meet last year is Hero Hanson, 
high jumper. Jack says that all 
the others are "new, green young- 

He mentioned that the U. of 
Maine and Colby hav? beon able 
to keep their track squats intac!. 
This is because the University has 
an ROTC and Colby is graduating 
on May 1. 

Suddenly the door was opened 
and I fell into the room. Alone, 
but undaunted, I whistled to my 
dogs, but they stood ranged out- 
side the door, paws to noses. 
Scorning to use mechanical 
weapons, I tossed aside my sub- 
machine gun, which had become 
jammed anyway, and danced 
about lightly on my feet, feint- 
ing and Jabbing, hooking and 
uppercutting mightily. Finally, 
almost fainting from exhaustion, 
at the terrific battle, I lo-nked 
about to discover that the room 
was empty. It was then that njy 
faithful dogs entered, bounding 
in joyfully, barking happily, sur- 
rounding me. Overjoyed at find- 
ing their master safe, they 
jumped upon me and tore an 
ear ofi". Touched at their affec- 
tion, I reached over and patted 
Robespierre on the head till he. 
was dead. 


THEN, searching the room 
thoroughly, 1 found an old beer 
bottle. Disappointed at not finding 
a clue to the identity oi the Mys- 
terious Reporter, I studied the 
vessel from every angle. Sudden- 
ly, one of my dogs pointed to the 
name on the* bottle. It was — 
SCHLITZ! Gad, the same name as 

the Mysterious Reporter. I turned 
to congratulate the beast, and as 
he waved me aside with an "Ele- 
mentary!" I grasped my machine 
gun 'and put several hundred well- 
aimed slugs through his bedy. 
DETERMINED now to solve 
the mystery. I rubbed the bot- 
tle, and suddenly from the 
mouth came forth a huge genie 
with light brown hair. My faith- 
ful dogs bared their teeth to 
protect me and retreated under 
a table, but I was unafraid. Con- 
trolling the chattering of my 
teeth as best I could (the tem- 
perature wa? below zero) I ad- 
dressed the intruder peremptor- 
ily. "V-y-y-yes, s-sir?" Cowed by 
my thundering tones and fierce 
expression, the genie became 
friendly and soon we .were call- 
ing each other by our first 
names, Sherlock and Moiga- 
troyd. Yes, it was the Mysteri- 

Williams And Merrow 
Co-Captain Mermen 

Following the swimming exhibi- 
tion last Thursday evening, the 
varsity swimming team elected co- 
captains'for next season. The men, 
who were chosen to lead the team, 
are Ross E. Williams '44 and Adin 
R. Merrow '45. 

Williams had had comparatively 
little experience in competitive 
swimming before coming to Bow- 
doin. While he has been here, how- 
ever, he has shown himself to be a 
fine swimmer. Bob Miller, swim- 
ming coach, says of Williams, "The 
first Phi Beta Kappa man ever to 
become a swimming captain at 
Bowdoin, is a fine potential diver; 
if he could spend two or three 
hours a day practicing, which is 
impossible at Bowdoin, he would 
undoubtedly become a great div- 

On the other hand, Merrow has 
had much experience with competi- 
tive swimming. He swam while in 
high school and was affiliated with 
a Boys' Club in Nyack, N. Y. Bob 
had much to say for Merrow*s abil- 
ity as a swimmer* He commented 
upon the fact that if Merrow Ivere 
on a larger college swim {earn 
where he would have been required 
to swim in only one or two events 
per meet, he would have probably 
broken some records. 

VARIETY . . . . . 

By Crawford B. Thayer 

Several freshmen asked with some concern after the re- 
cent snow flurry i{ the snow finally cleared away during the 
course of the month of May. Qui sait? as we say in French 2 
. . . According to rumor the SUMMER SESSION will be 
so designed to give as many Professors vacations as possible. 
Sounds logical. . . . Four undergraduates slept out in the open 
last Saturday night, and no casualties reported. What next . . . 
swallowing goldfish? . . . Have you ever glanced at the va- 
riety of ceilings in the library. Quite interesting. The second 
floor ceiling might suggest a wind tunnel. . . . 


Professor Thomas Means, in 
charge of creating student gym 
instructors, reports that two new 
ropes have been added to the or- 
namentation in the gym. One of 
the ropes is hung against the 
wall. We didn't bother to ascer- 
tain the whereabouts of the other. 

Professor Means began with a 
new class on April 5. They hope 
to get out of doors soon. Keep 
trying, boys. The groups are 
smaller because there are only 300 
students in the college now. 

"The main object." as stated by 
Professor Means, "is to get the 
boys in general physical condition 
and especially to make them have 
good coordination and timing. The 
boys work either independently or 
in pairs. There are some poten- 
tialities but no gymnasts in this 

Commenting further, the Pro- 
fessor said, "They don't like drill; 
they are better on muscular power 
than on skill. They have the 

Since autumn, Means has lost 
about 15 from his squad. 
The men in the class now are: 

A former Bowdoin boy, now 
resident at Atlantic City (You 
know why) reports that the 
South Station bulletin boards In 
Boston still report that "Train 
Leaves From Track" which im- 
pressed him as something worth 
knowing . . . The college chimes 
and the Army bugler seem to b.- 
getting together these days, but 
the margin is so close I wonder 
whether the result is planned or 
no ... I actually forgot to turr 
in a VARIETY last issue (being 
in a recuperative condition) 
'which MAY have been the 
smartest move of the season 
. . . Watching Carl De Suze 
(Bowdoin MAN MAKING 
GOOD) play up to Marjorie 
Mills over radio station WBZ 
reminded me of a D student 
laughing at the Professor's much 
worn jdke. . . 


RECENT vistors to Camp Dev- 
ens report that the cry of the 
newly equipped buck privates to 
• the recruits being examined has 
j changed from "ROOKIE" to 
"You'll be Sorry" . . . STRESSING 
! A THEME: How about the Union 
selling war stamps? Nothing ex- 
pensive, of course, but just the 10 
cent ones ... It is extremely un- 
fortunate that DEATHLESS 
DEER of comic strip notoriety is* 
deathless . . . 

PLUG: Quill deadline is April 
12. HINT: No likely stories have 
yet appeared which will clinch the j 
much-coveted Hawthorne Prize. | 
Moral: Why bother with morals? 
. . . Thirty-seven more days of 
school in the 1942-43 schedule . . . 
for those who will be here thirty- 
seven more days . . . Nineteen 
more days of Calisthenics . . . 262 
days to Christmas 

ous Reporter! I took leave of 
him reluctantly, watching him 
climb back into his bottle, which 
I left on the editor's desk, along 
with three broken pencils, an 
i omelette, an Old Howard pro- 
gram, and 1 the carcass of Robes- 

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Wed.-Thurs. April 7-8 

Shadow Of A Doubt 

Teresa Wright - Joseph Cotton 

News Cartoon 

Fri.-Sat. April 9-10 

The Desperados 

Randolph Scott - Glenn "Ford 

News Cartoon 

Sun.-Mon. April 11-12 

The Moon Is Down 

Cedric Hardwicke - 

Henry Travers 


News Cartoon 


April 13-14 

Dixie Dugan 


James Ellison - Lois Andrews 


Short Subjects 

Wed.-Thur*. April 15-16 

Forever And A Day 

Yes, We're Interested In 
ALL Your 


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Great men have gone to Bow- 
doin, one or twna may be here 
now, and more will attend col- 
lege here in the future. Many of 
these outstanding personages 
have and will distinguish them- 
selves in college by winning such 
prizes as the Brown Composi- 
tion prize, the Pray English 
prize, the Hawthorne prize, the 
Stanley Plummer prize, and 
others. In addition to these 
prizes, undergraduates in the 
embryonic stage of renown have 
written Ivy Day speeches, and 
Commencement parts. All of 
these items are of interest per 
se, and might prove of more 
value should the writer develop 
into another Peary, Longfellow, 
Pierce, or a Hawthorne. It is 
unfortunate that thus far no ac- 
tive effort has been made by the 
college to acquire and save such 
written work by undergraduates 
that has been awarded the 
praise of the college as distinc- 
tive work. If Bowdoin College 
feels that the papers It awards 
prizes to are really worthy of 
such an honor, then Bowdoin 
College should prove so by cher- 
ishing such papers in the bosom 
of its library. Let's have no 
more of this "prophet without 
honor in his own country" atti- 
tude. . . 


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Higgins '44. Ted Irish '45, John 
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Leonard Sherman '45, Russell 
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"That's based on a real letter. 'Gimme 
a Coca-Cola' is the watchword for 
refreshment with every branch of the 
service. It's the soldier's buy-word 
wherever they gather . . . and they 
get together where they can get 
Coca-Cola. Distinctive, delicious taste. 
Quality you can count on. Thirst-satis- 
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VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 3 

Commencement Program 
Is Modified This Year ' 

Travel Curtailed, Brunswick's Accommoda- 
tions Crowded; Class Reunions Abandoned 
Until Happier Days; Dates May 20-22 

The Commencement program at Bowdoin this spring will 
be held in considerably modified form from the familiar pattern 
to which Seniors and Alumni and friends of the College have 
been accustomed in previous years. 

The reasons are many, the principal ones being the gov- 
ernment's desire to keep civilian travel to the minimum, and 
the town of Brunswick's inability to extend its usual hospital- 
ity to Alumni in the form of accommodations. 

The result will be that the Com- 
mencement program this year will 
be shortened, Alumni activities will 
be confined to one day, and class 
reunions will be postponed until 
happier days. 

The College of course wants to 
cooperate fully in the important re- 
duction of civilian travel not con- 
nected with the war effort. Then 
too. the town of Brunswick is the 
site of a gigantic U.S. Naval Air 
Station, now under construction. 
This and other war activities in the 
region and on the campus have put 
heavy pressure on room accommo 

Saturday morning will be able to 

Some day the College is planning 
a grand Victory Commencement, 
but naturally the plans for such a 
celebration must still be indefinite. 

Since so many of the graduates 
of the College will not be able to 
be present, it is planned to broad- 
cast an account of the War Com- 
mencement, with possibily one or 
two speeches at the time of the 
luncheon. It is expected that be- 
tween 50 and 60 will get their Bow- 
doin degrees, although probably a 
considerable number of these will 


Frosh And Sophomore 
Marine Reservists 
Will Also Take Tests 

dations and meal facilities both in! be unable to be present because of 

the town and on the campus. The 
Moulton Union dining room serv- 
ice, for example, has been taken; 
over completely by the Army for 
the 200 meteorology unit students 
at Bowdoin. The expanding Arpjy 
and Navy program at the College 
may cause the dormitories and fra- 
ternity houses to be filled to over- 
flowing by Commencement. 

Therefore, with very real regret, 
the College is forced to suggest 
that only Alumni residing near 
Brunswick return for Commence- 
ment this year. 

This is possibly the first time in 
its long history that the college 
has not urged the Alumni to re- 
turn for Commencement. It is 
hoped that graduates who can get 

already being in the service. 

The Commencement exercises 
will be held as usual at 11 o'clock 
in the First Parish Church. The 
Commencement luncheon will be 
served in the Gymnasium for such 
alumni as may be present, for the 
members of the graduating class 
and their parents and for the mem- 
bers of the Society of Bowdoin 

The radio broadcast will be over 
station WGAN, at Portland, some- 
time between noon and 4 p.m. on 
May 22, and it is hoped that it can 
be heard by Alumni living in New 
England and New York. The 
WGAN wavelength is 560. 

The complete Commencement 
program will be found elsewhere in 

(Correction to this article and 
farther information about the 
V-l. Examination may be found 
In "The Bowdoin Front"). 

The Navy V-l Qualifying Exam- 
ination will be held next Tuesday, 
April 20. All Naval Reservists, 
V-l, who are in their four I h se- 
mester of college or have com- 
pleted more than four semesters, 
are required to tak? ♦his examina 
tion. Marine Reservists in their 
freshmen and sophomore yea 135 
will also be required to take th!s 
examination. Bona fide pre-medi- 
cal students in V-l may r.r may 
not take this examination as t.iey 

The Navy has the ioHcwing '.0 
say about the examination: 

"The qualifying examination 
will be three hours in leng.h. It 
will be a measure of aptitude us 
well as of attainment. Tne three 
parts will test general scholastic 
aptitude, aptitude for and knowl- 
edge of elementary mathematics, 
and aptitude for scientific and me- 
chanical work, including physics. 
No special preparation is required 
other than the regular colleg? 
work, including one yea i -com .-e in 
college mathematics and one vctt- 
course in physics. All candidates, 
I Continued on Page 2 ] 

to Brunswick for the exercises on*i tn i s issue of the ORIENT 

- *m* ' w 1 ■ 1 t 

Robert Coffin Speaks About The 
Underground In Belgium, trance 

By Hugh Pendexter 

Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in 
the Moulton Union, Robert Goffin 
spoke in English and in French to 
a group cf students and townspeo- 
ple about the "Underground and 
Sabotage in Belgium and France." 

"I have lost everything in this 
war." he said during his address, 
"home, job (I was a practicing 
criminal lawyer), pictures, books, 
and my very fine collection of 
swing records." 

He published a paper in Belgium 
before the war urging the people 
to be alert against invasion. He 
was, as a result of these anti-Ger- 
man activities, placed on the list of 
men to be eliminated. On the 
morning of May 11. Mrs. Goffin 
was to have an operation for a se- 
rious illness. • * 

"Early that morning before the 
sun had risen and after the sky 
had begun to lighten," he explain- 
ed. "I awoke to hear a great noise. 
I rose, went to the window and 
peered from the curtain. I saw 
swarms of planes and parachutes 
descending like huge white lilies. I 
knew that I must flee, but what of 

my wife?" 

The doctor gave him some medi- 
cine to keep his wife during the 
flight, telling him that he was tak- 
ing a grave responsibility in trav- 
elling with her. 

"I tumbled clothes and other 
things into my automobile and was 
on my way in half an hour. I left 
behind paintings which would have 
paid for my living here for years, 
but took all of my neckties. It is 
just like a man," he commented. 

Pursued by the Blitzkrieg across 
Belgium to Paris, here he hoped to 
rest his poor wife after her oper- 
ation, but again he was forced to 
flee at great risk to her life. When 
he finally reached Bordeaux he had 
to struggle through mobs to the 
consulate. He had serious trouble 
in obtaining a passport, but finally 
obtained one to New York. Since 
he has been on this side, he has 
been connected with the under- 
ground in Europe and has travel- 
ed over the country lecturing and 
seeking aid for his countrymen at 

"The underground in France, 
[ Continued on Page i ] 

Dean Nixon Speaks On 
Heritage Of Bowdoin 

Following is the complete text 
of the Dean's chapel address of last 

A hundred years ago this was a 
college of only a hundred and fifty 
students and nine instructors. Our 
buildings were Massachusetts, 
Maine, and Winthrop* Halls, a 
wooden Chapel-Library, and a 
Cormrrons, now our carpenter's 
shop. Our endowment was about 
$100,000. In our twenty-four page 
catalogue of that period appears 
this list of Expenses: 

Tuition $24.00 

Room 10.00 

Board 45.00 

Incidentals 10.00 

Other expenses — wood, lights, 

washing, stationery, use of 

books and furniture 30.00 

Those were simple days. 

Yet a hundred years ago this col- 
lege had graduated her Jacob Ab- 
bott, William Pitt Fessenden and 
Franklin Pierce, her Longfellow 
and her Hawthorne. 

Yet a hundred years ago this col- 
lege was fostering undergraduate 
friendships between boys like Dan- 
iel Raynes Goodwin, William Hen- 
ry Allen, Samuel Harris, John Ap- 

* Called "New College" and "North 
College" at various times. 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Eaton '45 Killed While 
Serving With AIMS. 

By Dick Hornberger 

This is the annual Alumni issue 
of the Bowdoin ORIENT; this , 
week the paper makes a special > 
effort to appear as much like a 
newspaper as is possible, and to 
put up a respectable front for the 
' iya who used to be here. In ac- 
cordance with this policy, we have 
been told that this column must 
be respectable this week, on the 
theory that most of the alumni 
are respectable. 

Therrfore, although we don't 
h»vt> «ay desire to start a feud 
ha the ORIENT, we'll be re- 
dlscuss hut 
Hun Rises. We haven't 
real obje ct! — to what was 
I; wo Just doubt the truth of 
U to some extoat. The opinion 
of the writer was that there \ 
more extra — 1 toular 
for the boys to 
why It is 
so little later- 
I la what activities do exist, 
eswiplnlnril particularly that 
tatonst showa bythe fresh - 

vor la so 
eafly invisible. 

as to he practl- 
Hell, osa you 

blame them? In the first place. 
their days around here are num- 
bered; hi the second place, the 
great majority of them are tak- 
ing hurry-up science oourses and 
other subjects which don't leave 
them as much spare time as a 
student in ordinary times would 
have; hi the third place, what 
possible sort of an organisation 
could we have around here that 
would command the desired In- 
terest and yet be stable enough 
to survive with members leav- 
ing every week or so for the 
armed torees. As things stand 
now, there is Just no percentage 
in anyone being in any outside 
activity. True, you can go out 
for baseball or track. But, the 
fun, or most of It, Is gone. The 
trips to other colleges are im- 
possible, people can't come from 
far away to see the games, and 
the teams are constantly being 
broken up by the de p a rtur e of 
players. The same Is true of 
everything else; the Otoe Club 
has fallen by the wayside; 
everything- else Is fading fast. 


Even If an organization 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 


Randolph Clay Eaton, twenty 
year old ambulance driver, was 
instantly killed when a bomb ex- 
ploded beside him at a forward 
medical post on the Marcth Line. 
This occurred during the week of 
March 29 when Montgomery's 
Eighth Army broke through the 
German stronghold. Eaton was at- 
tached, at the time of his death, 
to a group of forty American 
Field Service ambulances which 
at the height of the Mareth battle 
carried over twelve hundred cas- 
ualties. All this in three days and 
four nights, without respite. 

Randolph Eaton was the son of 
Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. Charles 
Francis Eaton of Carribean Court, 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born in 
Brookline, Massachusetts, he re- 
ceived his education at Riverside 
Military Academy in Georgia and 
Bishop's College in Canada. Young 
Eaton was in his first year at 
Bowdoin College, when he left to 
enlist with the American Field 
Service, and a member of the Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 

According to the official Roster, 
published April 1, 1943, there are 
twelve names listed of former un- 
dergraduates at the institutions of 
higher learning in the State of 
Maine serving with the American 
Field Service. Bates has no rep- 
resentative; Colby one; Bowdoin 
eight; and the University of Maine 
three. Bowdoin men in the AFS 
are as follows: Arthur M. P. Strat- 
ton '35. 3amuel K. Jacobs '38, 
James A. Doubleday '41, Charles 
P. Edwards, '41, Vance N. Bour- 
jailly '44, Peter McF. Clarke '44, 
Randolph C. Eaton '45. and Brad- 
ley C. Maxim '45. 


Chinese Want Help To 
Government, Not Aid 
To Communist Party 

(Editor's note: Following is a 
summary of Dr. Y. C. Yang's first 

public Tall man Lecture written 
by Dr. Yang himself.) 

The four principal factors in the 
international life of mankind, at 
least in the immediate postwar pe* 
riod, will be — naming them in their 
alphabetical order — America, Brit- 
ain, China and Russia. There is a 
growing concensus of opinion that 
these four nations will have to be 
the main pillars for the construc- 
tion of that new world order of 
permanent peace and international 

This is not said to describe a sit- 
uation to flatter the people of these 
four nations to make them feel 
self-important, but rather said to 
make them feel the weight of re- 
sponsibiltiy of what and how much 
depends upon their united effort 
and whole-hearted cooperation. 

Each of these four nations has 
had an interesting history and all 
have made conspicuous contribu- 
tions to world development. They 
are now called upon as a basic 
working unit to play a prominent 
part in the next forward movement 
of world history. Not only their 
own destiny but the success of the 
future of the world depends upon 
their readiness to work "one for 
all, and all for one" in the. interest 
of the common welfare of all man- 

If we look at a globe map we can 
easily see how these four nations 
form a broad belt which almost 
completely girdles the whole earth 
around the most important area of 
the land and the seas. 

As to Russia, it is in some re-' 
spects the most interesting country 
in the world. In geographical loca- 
tion it stands forth like a giant 
straddling over two continents, 
with one foot in Europe and the 
other in Asia. In the realm of ideas 
it is a nation which is now carry* 
ing on one of the most interesting 
and stupendous experiments in po- 
litical science, economic theories 
and social ideas. In the present 
global war we all admire the 
grand sweep of its huge scythe 
which can mow down the onrush 
of the hostile army and the power- 
ful blows of her weighty hammer 
[ Continued on Page 2 ] 


Next Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the 
Moulton Union, Robert V. Schnabel 
'44, baritone, will present a song 
recital. He will be accompanied by 
Professor Frederic E. T. Tillotson. 
Following is the program for the 


Caro mio ben Giordano 

O Lasciate Pergolcsi 


Du bist die Ruh Schubert 

Standchen (Serenade) .. Schubert 

"Ballad For Americans" 


Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jericho 

Burleigh arrangement 
De Glory Road Wolfe 

My Love Rode By .... Galbreath 
Three For Jack Weatherly 

Coming Events 

Fri. April 16 — Chapel, Professor 
P. M. Brown presiding. Robert 
V. Schnabel '44 and Robert Duf- 
fee '46 will sing "Crucifixus" by 

Representatives of the Depart- 
ments of English of the four 
Maine colleges will meet at the 
College during the afternoon 
and evening. . 

7.30 p.m. Moulton Union. Sew- 
ing for the Army unit stationed 
at the college. 

Sat. April 17 — Chapel, Professor 

2.00 p.m. Pickard Field. Base- 
ball vs. Maine. 

Sun. April 18—3.00 p.m. Moul- 
ton Union. The last of the cur- 
rent series of student recitals. 
Robert Victor Schnabel '44 will 

5 o'clock Chapel. The Reverend 
Amos Wilder, Professor of New 
Testament Interpretation at 
Andover-Newton Theological 
Seminary. The choir will sing 
"Since Christ Our Lord was 
Srucified" by Schutz. 

Mm. April 19 — Chapel, The Rev- 
erend Charles M. Tubbs of 
Grace Church, Bath. 
4.00 p.m. Pickard Field. Base- 
ball vs. Bates. 

8.15 p.m. Moulton Union. Dr. 
Charles Upson Clark will speak 
on "Italy During the War." 

Alumni Fund A Tribute To Sills' 
Twenty-five Years As President 


Chairman Philbrick Reports More Than 1300 Alumni Have Contributed Over $24,000; 

Goals 2500 Contributors And $35,000 

Again the Alumni of Bowdoin, numbering about 5,800, are demonstrating: in forceful fashion their loy- 
alty to the College. Mr. Donald W. Philbrick 17, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Fund, has 
announced that in this year's Fund Campaign, over 1300 contributors have at this writing given to the 
Alumni Fund more than $24,000. This sum exceeds the total receipts of any previous entire campaign, except- 
ing that of 1941-42 when all records were broken. 

DONALD W. PHILBRICK '17, Chairman of the Board or Directors 
of the Alumni Fund. 


hirkland Speaks On 
Jefferson's Birthday 

The Fund Directors have desig- 
nated this Alumni Fund effort as a 
tribute to President Sills' quarter- 
century as President of Bowdoin. 
The objectives have been set as a 
minimum of 2500 contributors ( 100 
for each yea)* of an outstanding 
presidency) and a dollar total of 
$35,000, the income on an addition- 
al million dollars of endowment. An 
unusual feature was a year-end ap- 
peal by the Chairman which gave 
the campaign a $10,000 start. 
Shortly after the turn of the year 
the work of actual solicitation was 
taken over by the fifty-one Class 
Agents, to whom credit must be 
given for the encouraging results 
obtained thus far. 

The growth of the Alumni Fund 
and its importance in the affairs of 
Bowdoin has been notable in recent 
years. Started as an avenue for the 
relatively modest and generally un- 
solicited gifts of grateful Alumni, 
the Alumni Fund has become a 
vital factor in balancing college ac- 
counts. From the handful of con- 
tributors in the beginning, the ros- 
ter of annual givers last year con- 
tained the names of 1875 Alumni. 

various needed College improve- 
ments, and Alumni Office expenses. 
But the outstanding accomplish- 
ment Of recent years has been 
the establishment of Alumni 
Fund Scholarships, open to 
worthy applicants for admis- 
sion before they enter college. 
The long practice of Bowdoin was 
to award scholarships only after a 
minimum college residence of one 
semester. The Alumni Fund Schol- 
arships have met an urgent need- 
that of enabling entering freshmen 
of demonstrated abilities to get 
over that financial hurdle which 
has prevented so many worthy 
boys from beginning college. 
Alumni Fund Scholarships have 
been awarded to 32 freshmen and 
five more have been accepted by 
students who will enter in June. It 
is hoped that, through the Alumni 
Fund and the Fund Scholarships, 
Alumni may continue to render ef- 
fective assistance in bringing to 
Bowdoin well-prepared students 
who might otherwise never experi- 
ence a college career. 

Chairman Philbrick stated that 
efforts of Fund Directors and Class 

From the small, uncertain sums of Agents would be re-doubled in the 
early days, the Alumni Fund last i few weeks remaining before Corn- 
year brought to Bowdoin $28,000 of | mencement or*, May 22. He is con- 
available income and is this year | fident that at the Commencement 
expected to produce $35,000, a sum | luncheon he will "be able to pre- 
which the Directors hope will be sent President Sills tangible evi- 
adequate to meet the ever-pressing dence of Alumni support, a tribute 
financial problems of Bowdoin. I to his 25 years of distinguished 
Not only ttks the Alumni Fund I service and a very real antidote 
been able to meet and reduce oper-: for seme of the difficult problems 
ating costs of the college. It has of administration in these days of 



as pf April 9, 1943 

President Sills presided in ■ In celebration of Jefferson's 
Chapel on Monday last. He made ; 200th birthday, Professor Edward j-ajgg.. suppor t ed S h e AU3MNJJ&, \ stress." 
various announcements about com- IC. Kirkland. spoke in chapel Tues- 
ing events such as the chapel pro- I day noon on the subject, "Jeffer- 
grams and the second Tallmah jsort and the American College." 
lecture. He also made known to ' Professor Kirkland pointed out 
the student body the fact that tthat among Jefferson's many con- 
Bowdoin had not been accepted as : tributions to American life, his 
an Army-iNavy school. i contribution to education was not i Old Guard 

He referred to the statement : the least. j r893 

made by Dean Nixon, in Chapel I "Jefferson's ideas in education l |gg 5 
Saturday, that "the continuity of iwere embodied in the University I j^g^ 
the college must be kept going." of Virginia, which opened in 1825. 
The President stated that he knew • These ideas were copied by other 
from experience that many stu- | colleges and universities somewhat 
dents who have had some college I belatedly, some of these ideas hav- 


education come back after wars. ' ing waited as long as 75 years to j J901 

The service closed with a short be accepted," Professor Kirkland 

litany for the officials of this na- explained. 

tion and for the men in the ser- Among Jefferson's many 


vations was his introduction of the 
modern languages into the curric- 
1 ulum. He also favored the teach- 
ing of the sciences, even the, at 
ihis time, new sciences of Geology. 
, Botany, and Chemistry. He fa- 
; vored the teaching of sciences for 
I utilitarian purposes. He also in- 
There will be a smoker for the ! troduced architecture and music 
members of the Masque and Gown. j nto the course. For all his liber- ' 1916 
on Thursday, April 22, at 7.30 p.m. I alliim Jefferson felt, nevertheless, 1917 


! 1907 
I 1908 
I 1909 
i 1910 

The place will be announced later 
At the executive meeting .last 
Monday, the following were elect- 
ed to the executive committee: 
Fenwood "44, Elliott '45, Irish '45, 
Sandquist '45, Wilder '45, Hirsh- 
ler '46. Law '46, Littledale '46. 
Olds '46, and Michaud '46. At the 
Thursday mceffhg these men will 
receive th?ir membership plaques 
and will assist in electing new offi- 
cers who will replace those being 

Plans will be discussed for the 
Masque and Gown summer pro- 
gram. It is hoped that a scheme 
similar to that used last summer 
may be used, including towns peo- 
ple and perhaps men from the 
army and navy units. 


The Reverend Joseph O. Purdue 
of the Winter Street Congrega- 
tional Church of Bath spoke in 
Chapel last Sunday. His sermon 
dealt with Christianity and the 
War. Stating that we are fighting 
to save the world from Godless- 
ness, he emphasized the fact that 
racial hatred and class prejudice 
still exist among the allied nations 
in one form or another. When 
we forget our prejudices and deeds 
of the past, and begin to look to 
the future with faith in the good- 
ness and equality of men, this 
world will become a better place 
in which to live. Peace will be 
won only by liberty, and equality 
through fraternity. 

The Sunday Choir sang "Im- 
properia," an antiphonal, by Pal- 

that all educated men should be 
able to read the great masters in 
the original Latin and Greek. 

"Jefferson felt that education 
should be free," Professor Kirk- 
land commented, "both in the 
lower financial sense and in the 
sense that the faculty and under- 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 


Next Sunday's Chapel speaker 
will be the Reverend Amos N. 
Wilder of Andover-Newton Theolo- 
gical Seminary, prominent educa- 
tor. The Rev. Wilder was born in 
1895 in Madison, Wisconsin. He at- 
tended Oberlin College in Ohio in 
1913-15. Later he received his 
B.A. at Yale in 1920, his B.D., cum 
laude, in 1924, and his Ph.D. in 

He studied at Mansfield College, 
Oxford, from 1921-23, . and did 
graduate work in the history of 
religion at Yale and Harvard from 
1928-30. He received his D.D. 
from Hamilton College in 1933. He 
traveled in Europe, the Near East, 
and India in 1924-25. 

He served with the A.F.S. in 
1916-17, and later with the 2nd 
Division of the 17th Field Artil- 
lery in France in 1917-19. He was 
decorated with the Croix de 
Guerre. He has written, among 
other books, two volumes of 
poetry. Since 1933 he has held the 
position of professor of New Tes- 
tament interpretation at And- 
over-Newton Theological Semin- 
ary. He is the brother of Thorn- 
ton Wilder, noted author. 






























Members of 

Number of 

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$ 1,321.00 






























, 1.277.50 



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, 720.00 
!. 1,051.00 







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DONALD W. PHILBRICK '17, Chairman 




I) WIGHT SAYWARD 16, Vice Chairman 


SEWARD J. MARSH '12, Secretary 








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Vol IX Mil No. 3 

Thursday. April 15. 1»43 


In times such as these, times of 
high living costs, heavy taxation, 
War Bonds and Red Cross drives, 
when the demands on individual in- 
comes are more varied and heavier 
than ever before, Alumni Fund 
contributions also are more ur- 
gently needed than ever before. 

Alumni Fund contributions are 
important not only because they 
are tangible evidence of continued 
support of and loyalty to Bowdoin 
College, but also because they form 
the basis of defense against an at- 
tack which has long been directed 
toward the small colleges of this 
country, of which Bowdoin is an 
outstanding representative. This 
attack is organized for the purpose 
of pushing the small college com- 
pletely out of existence. It has not 
succeeded as yet, but is very ac- 
tive at the present time, even 
though Its supporters do not al- 
ways work in the open. Not until 
this attack has been stamped out 
and proven absolutely unwarrant- 
ed by actual facts and actions will 
the safe future of small education- 
al institutions be assured. 

Those who back this attack upon 
the small colleges are of two kinds: 
the university critics and the bu- 
reaucratic critics. The former have 
long tried to push back the bach- 
elor's degree two years. President 
Hutchins of Chicago is at present 
leading this fight. His university 
has inaugurated this plan, and he 
expects that others will soon fol-< 
low. It is rather obvious that small 
colleges would be hard pressed if 
such a plan were established at a 
large number of universities. Small 
colleges would have to fold up 
completely, drop to the status of 
jinipf colleges, or as a third alter- 
native, become part of a University, 
the first and last being exactly 
what the university critics hope to 

In addition to this form of at- 
tack, many educators of our large 
institutions contend that the 
teaching in small colleges is far in- 
ferior to that of the unversities. 
The critics claim that small college 
professors are the cast-offs of the 
universities. In making this state- 
ment they purposely ignore teach- 
ing functions, taking into account 
only the products of research work. 
The bureaucratic critics are those 
economic planners who believe that 
lower unit costs can be obtained 
only in large universities, and 
hence, small colleges should be 
abandoned. Like all men of their 
type, they have become obsessed 
with the idea of overall govern- 
mental planning as a panacea for 
the ills of the world, and education 
has quite naturally found a place 
in their plans. The American peo- 
ple are today fighting against to- 
talitarianism, and with this before 
them, they should be ever on the 
alert against such thinking in their 
own government. Economic plan- 
• ners have always used the educa- 
tional facilities of their countries 
to further their own ends, and 
should they hold complete control 
in this country, the small college as 
an independent, free thinking in- 
stitution would be thrown out im- 

The modern world, more than 
ever before, is in need of men and 
women equipped with a broad edu- 
cation — men and women who may 

have specialized in a certain field 
of study, but only after they have 
received a wide, liberal education 
which will help to prepare them 
adequately for the amazingly varied 
problems they will have to face 
during the mature years of life. 
The small college is the best 
equipped institution in America to 
provide this broad education. This 

is an incontrovertible fact which 
the American people must fully 
realize. It is an established actua- 
lity which they must defend with 
every weapon at their disposal. 
Universities do not provide this lib- 
eral education so well as small col- 
leges for several reasons: special- 
ized rather than general education 
in the last two or three years of 
the regular four-year period fol- 
lowing high and preparatory 
school; the weight put upon re- 
search rather than teaching; the 
neglect of the individual student. 
For lack of space, these points 
cannot be developed more fully 
here. It might be well, however, 
to consider carefully the main 
theme of a report of the Harvard 
Student Council presented four 
years ago. Said this report in part: 
"Harvard is not fulfilling its func- 
tions as a liberal college . . . There 
is no attempt, systematic or in- 
formal, to see that the program of 
study of a Harvard student is 
either coherent or broad . . . We 
are asking the restoration of Har- 
vard College to its rightful place 
in Harvard University." 

Those who would abolish the 
small college do not always receive 
widespread publicity of their plans. 
Many prefer to work quietly un- 
derground, insidiously eating away 
at the foundations of our small 
colleges. They cannot be adequate- 
ly dealt with until they are 
brought out into the open and 
courageously challenged. 

Bowdoin's future depends almost 
entirely upon the support of its 
alumni — alumni who value their 
type of college education so highly 
that they willingly do everything in 
their power to assure its main- 
tenance. Alumni Fund contribu- 
tions are the tangible, financial 
proof of this support. Such contri- 
butions, not especially large, but 
from each and every alumnus in 
proportion to his ability to give, are 
the lifeblood of this college. But 
perhaps even more important, 
these contributions will provide 
psychological backing for all small 
colleges, a strong and forthright 
defense against those who would 
destroy an indispensable part of 
cur eriucat ional system. 


At the midwinter meeting of 
the Alumni Council of Bowdoin 
College, held on January 25, 1943, 
the following vote was unanimous- 
ly, passed: 

"Recognizing and appreciating 
doepry the sterling achievements 
of the Director of Admissions and 
of the Dean In interesting promis- 
ing students in Bowdoin and in 
placing them well after gradua- 
tion — work they have carried on 
in addition to their regular du- 

"Considering the active, organ- 
ized SDlicftation of prospective stu- 
dents on the part of other colleges, 
as reported to the Council by 
afumni taking part in the Council 
program of tKtys for Bowdoin;' 

"Sensing the wisdom of prepar- 
ation for the problems of place- 
ment certain to face the College 
after the War; 

"Remembering that the Govern- 
ing Boards and the Administra- 
tion have given serious considera- 
tion to the appointment of a 
Freshman .Dean and of a Place- 
ment Director; 

"The Council recommends that, 
in view of the increasing competi- 
tion for students and of the acute 
placement problems that will face 
the College when demobilization 
begins, the College, as soon as it 
is feasible to do so, should add to 
its personnel two full-time execu- 
tives Whose respective duties will 
be contacting and interesting the 
best possible candidates for en- 
trance into Bowdoin and the plac- 
ing of them to the best advant- 
age after graduation." 

This recommendation of the 
Council is an extremely timely 
one, and one which ought to be 
carried into action as soon as pos- 
sible. It deserves careful consid- 
eration and support by both the 
alumni and the college adminis- 

Through the loyal efforts of the 
Director of Admissions, alumni, 
undergraduates, and friends of the 
College, Bowdoin has fared well in 
the keen competition of interest- 
ing students in college education 
during these uncertain days. But 
the position of director of admis- 
sions is not a full-time job, and 
not until it is made a full-time job 
will the greatest possible success 
in this field of contacting pros- 
pective Bowdoin students be fully 

The second recommendation of 
the Council is just as important 
as the first. The Dean for many 
years has done a marvelous job, 
on his own time, of placing Bow- 
doin men following their gradua- 
tion. Placement, like admissions, 
can be handled most efficiently 
only by a full-tune executive. The 
War and its effects on those who 
will eventually be demobilized 
from service make the creation of 
a college placement service more 
of a necessity than ever before. 
The establishment of such a posi- 
tion in a number of other colleges 
has already been successfully 

Much is heard today about 
large-scale governmental planning 
for the return of service men to 
jobs immediately following the end 
of the War. Bowdoin would do 
well to realize that such job place- 
ment is part of its responsibility 
as a democratic, self-sustaining 

25 Years Ago 

President Wilson has reap 1 
pointed Dean Sills a member of 
Board of Visitors to the Annapolis 
Naval Academy. 

Thursday evening there was a 
meeting in the Dean's office of 
the graduate treasurers of the 
chapter house corporations to con- 
sider the fuel situation and make 
plans for other important matters 
in connection with the life of the 
chapter houses next year. 

15 Years Ago 

Bowdoin College will have the 
unique pleasure of hearing Lord 
Edward John Dunsany, the well- 
known Irish author and dramatist, 
deliver a talk on "The Arts and 
Life" in Memorial Hall, Friday. 
April 20, 8:15 in the evening. 

With only the sofaball season 
left, the Sigma Nus are leading in 
the Ives Cup standing. 

President Sills will be in Bos- 
ton on April 26. where he will 
speak before the Boston Chamber 
of Commerce on "The College and 
the Modern Business Man." 

Delta Kappa Epsilon won the 
Interfraternity Swimming meet 
held on Thursday evening, with a 
total of 24 points. Theta Delta 
Chi and Beta Theta Pi were tied 
for second ' place with a score of 
17 each. 



Goffin Lecture 

[ Qonunurd from Pane i ] 
Belgium, and therest of Europe is 
really one organization," he ex- 
plained. "The escape of General 
Giraud from Germany proved that 
conclusively,, for the British knew 
of his escape the day it was made 
and radioed to him that he could 
find refuge in the underground of 
all countries. His escape required 
cooperation 6f the various units 
which could only be obtained by 
groups having constant contact 
with one another." 

He showed the audience a copy 
of the Belgium Underground news- 
paper "La Libre Belgique." This 
paper was founded in 1915 and 
caused the Germans much embar- 
rassment during the last war. 
Edith Cavel was shot for her activ- 
ities with this paper. Mr. Goffin 
delivered these papers throughout 
Belgium in the last war. During 
this one he carries them through- 
out America and tells the story of 
the heroes who die in its making. 
In this war its editor in chief is 
Peter Pan. It publicizes the doing 
of the underground. 

"The Gestapo is not only the 
German secret police, it is also the 
love department. The , Gestapo 
seeks out possible fifth columnists 
and uses them," Mr. Goffin said. 
. In one instance they found a 
lieutenant who was deeply in debt 
and by paying off his debt they 
wrung from him piecemeal the 
plans for one of the principal Bel- 
gian forts. Having the plans they 
built a duplicate- in Poland fcr 
their parachutists to practice on 
so that they knew the whole fort 
when the time came to attack it. 

Mr. Goffin is a very large man, 
tall, broad shouldered and heavy. 
He speaks with an accent, but is 
easily understood. He is one of the 
most versatile men alive. He has 
written books on jazz, cooking and 
wines, life of eels, life of spiders, 
life of rats, life of Empress Eliza- 
beth of Austria (in this book he 
uncovered the fact that actress 
Elisa Landi is the granddaughter 
- of 'the empress ) , life of Carlot ta. 
Empress of Mexico, a criticism of 
the poetry of Rimbaud, and a book 
explaining that the King of Bel- 
gium was not a traitor in his sur- 

"At least," Mr. Goffin asserted, 
"the Belgium king surrendered and 
was kept prisoner and did not col- 
laborate as did Petain. Our resist- 
ance was the strongest in Europe. 
We lasted for 18 days defending 
150 miles. The Dutch defended a 
country of similar breadth for four 
days. The French lost 300 miles in 
seven days and the Poles last 500 
miles in 18 days. The Belgians 
fought as long as they could and 

Professor Nathaniel C. Kendrick 
has received notification that the 
Navy V-l Qualifying Examina- 
tion will bo given between the 
hours of 9.00-11.00 a.m. and 2.00- 
4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. 
Marine Reservists will be required 
to take only those parts of the 
examination coming from 9.00 to 
9.45 a.m. and from 2.00 to 3.15 p. 
m. All Marines, however, are 
strongly encouraged to try those 
parts of the examination not re- 
quired. What they do of the non- 
required work will in no way be 
held against them, and may aid in 
their classification. Professor 
Kendrick feels that no preparation 
other than a brief review of math- 
ematics and physics is necessary 
for this examination. The rest of 
the tests are aptitude tests, and 
cannot be studied for very well 
beforehand. About 40 men will 
take this examination, Professor 
Kendrick estimates. 

Professor Kendrick announces 
that as yet he has received no 
word concerning the results of the 
V-12, A-12 examinations, but 
hopes 1o have that information 

R. E. Glover, III '46. E. C. Reid, 
:Jr. '46, and L. J. Ward '46 have 
1 left college, called by selective 
i service. 

Bob Bassinette writes that . a 
i number of Bowdoin men in the 
j Army Air Forces are now study- 
ing at Syracuse University - in 
New York. They are Bramley, 
Baker, Cook, Braechi, Clark, Do- 
lan, and Bassinette. 

From Warrenton, Virginia, 

Doug Carmichael writes that the 

following Bowdoin men are study- 

I ing in the Signal Corps there: 

! Don and Bob Cross, Dick Gardner, 

Charles Farley, Deane Cushing, 

Roy Wiggin. Charles Bacon, and 

I Jeff Carre. 

Ray Boucher, from the Army 
! Air Forces base at Kearns, Utah. 
I where are stationed Bob Shana- 
i han and Ed Taylor, reports that 
| "Bowdoin Calisthenics were mur- 
' der compared to the child's play 
j we have out here." 

Kirkland's Address 

{'Continued front Page i ] 

graduates should have intellectual! 

He gained independence for the 
faculty by giving the men life 
tenure of office. He gave the un- 
dergraduates the freedom of elec- 
tive, and endeavored to place stu- 
dent discipline, in the hands of the 
undergraduates as individuals, 
and, when this failed, in the hands 
of the - local authorities rather 
than in the hands of the faculty. 

"One of Jefferson's greatest 
contributions to education was his 
spiritual one," the professor con- 
tinued. "He had and gave to his 
followers an intense dislike for all 
forms of tyranny over the human 

then surrendered to a defeat in 
which they did not collaborate with 
the victors. I believe that it will be 
said again of the Belgians that in 
the words of Caesar. 'Of all the 
Gauls the bravest are the Bel- 
gians.' " 

Fordham University 




Three- Year Day < oumc 
Four-Ye ar Evenin g Coarse 


Member As»n. of American Law Schaol* 

Completion of Two Yearn of College Work 

with Good Grade* Required for Entrance 

Yang Lecture 

Sun Rises 

[ Continued from Page r ] 

which can crack the steel front 
pushed against her, yet we must 
say perhaps that we know more of 
the movements of her troops than 
the thoughts which are passing 
through her mind. 

In the society of nations,' partic- 
ularly in the Far East, she was 
once a militant aggressor, wearing 
no mask, and making no secret of 
her ambitions for territorial expan- 
sion, but now she has put herself 
forth as a crusader against imper- 
ialism, and an apostle of a new 
political gospel. 

To China, this Russia is her next 
door neighbor. Between them runs 
the longest common boundary of 
any two nations in the world, — over 
5,000 miles in total length. Histor- 
ically, Russia was the first of the 
European Powers to come into ex- 
tensive contact with China and was 
the first to enter into treaty rela- 
tions with her. However, up to 
very recently the Russian problem 
was to China largely one involving 
territorial conflicts and adjust- 
ments; culturally, it had made no 
impression and exerted no influ- 
ence upon China, either one way or 
the other. 

The Soviet Revolution of 1917 
which blasted to pieces the old 
Tsarist regime in its own country 
,was an explosion of which the re- 
percussions were felt throughout 
the whole world, China included. 

The present situation with re- 
gard to Sino-Russian relations is 
that Russia is sympathetic with 
and helpful to China, but is not at 
war with Japan. China is glad to 
have the Russian aid and support 
but, at the same time, the Chinese 
government has made it perfectly 
clear that it must be help to the 
National government and not sup- 
port to the Communist party. With 
Russia China wants to be friends, 
but as to Communism the Kuomin- 
tang stands definitely opposed to it. 

For China the accepted funda- 
mental basis for national recon- 
struction is definitely and clearly 
outlined in the "San Min Chu I," 
i.e. Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Three Prin- 
ciples of the People, which is the 
China version of a government of 
the people, by the people and for 
the people, expressed perhaps in 
more concrete terms. Any political 
system of government which per- 
mits exclusive group control, any 
economic order which takes in less 
than the welfare of the people as a 
whole, or any social order which 
permits class domination is against 
the principle of the people. 

But the fact that Soviet ideology 
and its economic and social systems 
do not appeal to the Chinese and 
cannot fit into Chinese social con- 
ditions does not at all mean that 
the two countries cannot be very 
dose and very good friends and be 
enthusiastic partners in working to- 
gether for the promotion of social 
justice and maintenance of perma- 

l Continued from Page i ] 
defy the war and keep going, it 
looks from here as if its members 
have a hard time being interested 
in it. The theory behind my 
theory is that, as conditions now 
are in college, the average student 
much prefers to spend his spare 
time at the flicks, or doing any- 
thing that he finds enjoyable, 
rather than participating in some- 
thing which has little or no chance 
of survival. All this, of course, is 
just one person's opinion, and it 
will undoubtedly be called "de- 
featism," or some such thing. Well, 
what if it is? Why try to perpei- 

V-l Examinations 

[ Continued from Page t ] 
regardless of the college cau: so 
they are pursuing, take the sanio 
test. Any candidate who has a 
reasonable expectancy of complet- 
1 ing his college course in good 
academic standing should be able 
to qualify on this test. It is a test 
to be taken in stride rather than a 
terminal test covering a prescribed 
course of study. 

"The test will be of the objec- 
tive type with questions similar to 
the samples given below.* These 
| samples should be studied, es- 
pecially the directions, so that the 
candidate will understand the 
, form of the test. In answering the 
questions the candidate is advised 
| to work steadily and as rapidly as 
j^he can without sacrificing accura- 
I cy. Each question should be taken 
; in order. Skipping around wastes 
| time. If a question seems toft dif- 
i ficult the candidate should" go on 
I to the next one. The test is 
• pitched so that the average candi- 
j date will answer correctly about 
half of the questions. .No candi- 
j date should expect to be able to 
| answer every question correctly. 

"Answers to the questions are 
j to be indicated on a separate an- 
jswer sheet. A special pencil will 
I be provided for marking the an- 
swer sheet. A candidate will mark 
the answer sheet to show which of 
the answers listed for a given 
question he selects as the correct 
one by blackening with a heavy 
solid line the space between the 
pair of lines under the number of 
the correct answer." 

* Sample problems may be 
found on the top floor of Massa- 
chusetts Hall and in the library. 

i — - — -^ ■— 

nent peace in the world, which we 
hope and trust will be the case. 
In the words of Generalissimo 
Chiang Kai-shek with "all that we 
I are. and all that we have" China 
will cooperate with all members of 
the United Nations, in war and in 
peace, whether it is our next door 
neighbor Russia, our old friend 
England, or our best friend the 
United States of America. 



On June 14th and Sept. 37th, 194.1 and 

February 7th, 1944 

For Anther information address 

Registrar Fordham Law School 
2S3 Broadway, New York 

OmtrM«(Mt be tu Aauiu*m SacMf o/ M*t*ii*t Ctrl******. 


• • ' * • • • 

Meeting of the Trustees in Massachusetts Hall at 2 p.m. 

The Baccalaureate Address by President Sills in the First 
Parish Church, 5 p.m. 

Meeting of the Overseers in Massachusetts Hall at 
i, ! 8;15 p.m. •-..-. , . ..-• ', • ? 


The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, 
Alpha of Maine, in Hubbard Hall at 9 a.m. 

The Class Day Exercises under the Thorndike Oak at 
10:30 a.m. 

Out-door presentation of the Winter's Tale by the 
Masque and Gown at 2 p.m. (In case of inclement 
weather the play will be in Memorial Hall.) Tickets 
by mail 50 cents ffom F. J. Gregory, Theta Delta 

Meeting of the Directors oj the Altcmm Fund in Massa- 
chusetts Hall at 3 p.m. 

Reception by the President and Mrs. Sills at 85 Federal 
Street after the Play. 

Informal gathering of the families of the graduating class 
in the Moulton Union at 8:30 p.m. 


Meeting of the Alumni Council in Hubbard Hall at 


Annual meeting of the General Alumni Association in 
the Alumni Room, Hubbard Hall at 10 a.m. 

The Commencement Exercises in the Church at 
11:00 a.m. 

Followed by the Commencement Dinner in the Gym- 
nasium, for alumni, their families, graduates and 
their parents, the Society of Bowdoin Women, and 
guests of the college. The proceedings will be broad- 
cast over station WGAN. 

uate something just to show that 
it's possible, if it makes no differ- 
ence to you or anyone else wheth- 
er it can be done or not. It would 
appear that this indifference and 
lack of interest is the cause of the 
disinclination among the students 
for being extra-curricular boys. If 
there were any interest, things 
would not be as they are, and it 
seems unlikely to us that Hoff- 
man's "sending and receiving 
sets." which probably are hard to 
come -by anyhow, or anything else 
would rouse any of us from our 

By the time this semester 

ends and the next one rolls* 
around, there will be-absolutely 
nothing in the way of outside 
di versions. This may be a rather 
rash statement, but it certain- 
ly can't be too far from wrong. 
As time goes on, ferJV»ws are go- 
ing to get less and less fun from 
extra-cvrriciilarism, and it will 
become more and more point- 
less. It is a fairly safe guess 
that most of us are very happy 
to be rid ;>f outside activities in 
a time when it's too much 
trouble to worry about anything 
the Dean doesn't require us to 
worry about. 

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f How to build a 20-mile bridge 
... in 20 MINUTES 

Nature in a destructive mood can put mile- of telephone 
line out of service. 

• * 

To bridge such gaps, while repairs are being: made, Bell 
System men have devised special portable radio equipment. 

An emergency radio unit is rushed to each end of the 
break and connected to the undamaged part of the line. 
In a few minutes, a temporary radio bridge has been 9et 
up and telephone traffic is re-established. r- 

Being prepared for emergencies is part of the daily job 
of Bell System people — part of the tr e m end o u s task of 
maintaining the lines of communication on the home front. 

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"In his letter home, even a general 
in Africa recalled happy moments 
with ice-cold Coca-Cola. There's 
something about Coca-Cola. Ever 
notice how you associate it with hop* 
py moments? There's that delicious 
taste you don't find this side of 
Coca-Cola, itself. It's a chummy 
drink that people like right-out-of- 
the-bottle. Yes siree, the only thing 
like Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola, itself." 







Mustard and 


By Bill Cralgie 

The College is getting ready for 
its second summer session. In or- 
der* to facilitate its enormous 
task of preparing for the many 
(we hope) freshmen entering this 
summer, Mustard and Cress feels 
that it should help the college in 
preparing a schedule of courses, 
with thumbnail descriptions of 
some of them. This will enable 
the incoming freshman to choose 
quickly the courses best fitted to 
make him happy and to teach him 
what he needs to know in his brief 
stay at Bowdoin. Accordingly, we 
present our Syllabus of Courses. 
Knglish 1-2. This course con- 
*Nt* of reading ami writing. 
The 'rithmcUc has bee* dropped 
becaume of the war. One reads 
sack classics as "Of Human 
Bondage" and tire Boston Herald 
when the professor Isn't looking, 
dpi oiling of professors, one eaa> 
expect to find anyone teaching 
this course. The only one who 
hasn't tatken a crack at it yet 
hi Professor. Vang, and it Is 
ru m o re d that they're dickering 
with him for the summer, 

Sociology 1-2. This is a well- 
known course dealing with man 
and society, in which one learns 
s'jch facts as (ll Mr. Korson 
comes from Philadelphia, (2) It's 
a great little town. (3) He went 
to Yale Graduate School, which is 
located in New Haven, Conn., (4) 
He roomed with a Finn. 

Physics 1-2, an elementary 
coarse in the science of ambig- 
uity. There are fncmded hi the 
course three (8) weekly hoors 
of laboratory work — Students 
should not let the first two (2) 
syllables of the word laboratory 
bother them, as most comfort- 
able conches are provided for 
those overcome with exhaustion 
from picking up slide rules, 
moving stools, and attempting to 
remember the Phenogle factor. 
Sleeping groups are closely su- 
pervised hy the three laboratory 
assistants, VYinken, Bllnkci, and 
Nod, and the rest of the Slum- 


French 3-4. The majority of I he 
conversation carried on in this 
course Is in English, ont *ary to 
popular notion. It is usually on- 
fined, to interrogations as io the 
place in the book ani answers 
thereto. Other languages practiced 
are Esperanlo. Eskimo, and Ca- 
nuck, which is a polyglot Knttie 
composed of a few swear words 
and a Charles Boyer accent. There 

We rater to Fraternity 
House needs 

PHILGAS does the cook- 
ing best 


The Music Department an- 
nounces that the Record of the 
Week Is the "Brandeaborg Con- 
certo In G Major" by Bock, as 
recorded by the Philadelphia 
Orchestra, Leopold Stokowsfky 
conducting. This may be found 
in Album No. 1. This work will 
be played by the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra, Koussevitsky 
conducting, on Saturday at 8.15 
p.m. over Station U'.IZ. 

Also recommended is "Sere- 
nade for Strings" by Tschai- 
fc owa k A, r e corded by the Con- 
cerhjeboww Orchestra, Mengel- 
berg conducting. Album No. 122. 
This serenade will be performed 
by the Philadelphia Orchestra, 
Eugene Ormandy conducting, on 
Friday over Station WOR a* 
t.Jh pun. 

Saturday, April 17, at 2.00 
p.m. over Statin* WJZ the Met- 
ropolitan Opera Company will 
present "Le Nozze d! Flfaro." 

Yacht Club Races At 
Cambridge Sunday 

The Bowdoin- Yacht Club, rep- 
resented by Skippers Frank Ox- 
nard '45 and Len Sherman '45, aid 
crew member j Bill Moody '16 and 
Bob Conkwright 1C>, will compete 
this Sunday far the New Eng 
land Dinghy Champrr.ship of tho 
Associate Members of the Na- 
tional Intercollegiate Yacht Rac- 
ing Association, at Cdinbridgo. 

The winner of this regatta will 
then be eligible to comp.';. 1 in ;ho 
New England Dinghy Champion- 
ship of the National Intercolle 
giate Yacht Racing Association. 
to be held at New London. Conn 
May 1 and 2. 

Both the winner and runner-up 
in this Sunday's races will auto- 
matically be invited co dllenl on 
May 16 the Boston D'hghy Club 
Intercollegiate Challenge Cup re- 
gatta in the Charter liiver Ras-.n, 
sponsored by the Nautical Associ- 
ation of MIT. 

Bowdoin will be competing this 
week-end against wring team,; 
from Boston College. Holy Cross, 
Middlebury, Rhode Island State, 
and Worcester Tech. 

is no truth in the rumor that 
Flunker Brown fails everyone in 
the course. Three years ago, one 
fellow dropped it and got away 
with nothing more than a S7.50 
fine. ■ 


The Tallman Course. This 
course c o n si s ts of j lectures by 
foreign professors and dignitar- 
ies on their particular countries. 
This year it is concerned with 
China, and chopsticks and long 
silk robes are the costume worn 
by the students. The password, 
necessary for entering the class, 
is "Chung Mci Yung Hae." pro- 
nounced "Chung Mei Ynng Hao." 

Calisthenics 1-2. This is not an 
elective. It consists of rope climb- 
ing, ten rounds of good boxing, 
and cussing the instructors. These 
muscle-bound Behemoths, smiling 
and pleasant, hail the dawn with a 
cheery "Al-1-1 right, Fo-o-our 
Laps.'", and a "Just one more." 
There have been no deaths as yet 
from the exercises, but several are 
expected daily. However, this is 


Fraternities Of I). S. 
Face Many Problems 

The college fraternity, whose 
pattern has been woven into the 
fabric of American education for 
118 years, is girding its loins to 
meet the terrific dislocation of a 
'nation at total war. 

The ranks of the undergraduate 
Greek- letter society men are 
rapidly becoming decimated as the 
collegians join the colors, leaving 
some 2,500 fraternity houses, 
valued at $80,000,000, vacant on 
125 campuses. 

A special war committee of the 
National kUerfraternity Confer- 
ence, headed by Cecil J. Wilkinson 
of Washington, executive secre- 
tary of Phi Gamma Delta, is de- 
veloping ways and means to in- 
sure the continuity of the func- 
I tioning of the fraternities so long 
as any men are available for un- 
Idergraduate membership. 

The navy has announced and 
the army has indicated that they 
will have no objection to enlisted 
men who are sent to college for 
specialized training joining fra- 
ternities. In these soldier and 
sailor students the college Greeks 
expect to find sufficient member- 
ship recruits to carry on at least 
a chapter cadre. . 

During the First World War an 
order was issued by a subordinate 
in the War Department declaring 
that fraternity life and military 
discipline were not compatible in 
those colleges where the student 
army training corps operated. The 
National Interfraternity Confer- 
ence appealed to Secretary of War 
Newton D. Baker, a former presi- 
dent of his own college fraternity, 
who countermanded the original 
edict, enabling fraternity life to 

In the current conflict the col- 
lege Greeks hope to initiate men 
who have not yet reached the 
draft age, as well as those who 
are barred from military service 
by physical disability. They expect 
also to draw members' from the 
ranks of the pre-medicals, the 
pre-engineers and the pre-dentals. 

The fraternity leaders believe 
that the problem of the vast real 
estate holdings will be solved in 
many instances by the leasing of 
the houses by the armed forces 
through the colleges and universi- 

Already some of the Greek 
lodges have been taken over by 
the army and navy. It is expected 
that between $9 and $12 per 
month will be paid as room rent 
for each man billeted in a fra- 
ternity house. Such compensation 
would enable the house-owning 
corporations to meet their carry- 
ing charges and preserve their 
holdings until normal college life 
is resumed after the end of the 

In the state of Arizona the 
legislature has passed an emer- 
gency bill authorizing the gover- 
nor and the secretary of state to 
lend from funds received from the 
sale or lease of university timber 
lands to fraternities owning real 
estate at the University of Arizona 
a sufficient sum to retire the 
mortgages on such real estate. 
The loans, secured by first mort- 
gages, bear 3 per cent interest, 
and are to be repaid before 1970. 

Of the approximately 900.000 
living college fraternity men, it is 
estimated by Chairman Wilkinson 
of the war committee that more 
than 135,000 are in the armed 
forces. More than 500 Greek-let- 
ter men have been killed in action 
and many have won citations for 
gallantry. ' • 

The national fraternities have 
been heavy purchasers of war 
bonds. Several have donated am- 
bulances. Many undergraduate 
chapters have volunteered as 
groups as blood donors. 

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April 14-15 

Forever And A Day 

Brian Aheme - Ida Lupins 
Robert Cummlngs - 

Charles Laughton - 

Herbert Marshall 
News Short Subjects 

Fri.-Sat. April 1«-17 

Hangmen Also Die 


Brian Donlevy - 

Walter Breiuian 


News Cartoon 

Sun.-Mon. April 18-19 

Flying For Freedom 

Rosaline Kus s cB - 

Fred MaeMurray 


Short Subject 

April 20 

A Stranger In Town 


Prank Morgan - Jean Rogers 


Short S u b j e ct s 

Wed. . April 21 

How's About It 

Andrews Sisters - Robert Paige 

Nine Opens Against Bates; 
Meets Maine Saturday 

Adding a tussle with the local Naval Air Station's talent- 
ed squad to their crowded schedule, Bowdoin's Big White ball- 
men opened their 1943 season against the Bates Bobcats in 
a practice game on Pickard Field yesterday. 

Hampered by frigid weather 
which had kept the team in the 
cage until Thursday, Coach Neil 
Mahoney's men were put to the:r 
first real batting and fielding lest 
in Wednesday's opener. Although 
the squad was on the field every 
day for the last week, it was tjo 
cold to permit hard hitting ov all- 
out pitching. The melting nijht 
frost oozed up through the turf 
during the day leaving it muddy 
and slow. It was up to grounds- 
keeper Ernie Atkins to decide 
whether Wednesday's game could 
be played. There was a strong 
possibility of putting it off till to- 
day or tomorrow. 

For the opener, Coach Mahoney 
announced the following tentative 

Pitchers: Chan Schmaltz, Lloyd 
Knight, Bob Crozier, Morris Dens- 
more; First base: John Taussig; 
Second base: Dick Johnstone; 
Third base: Joe Flannagan or Bob 
Simpson; Shortstop: Bob Frazier; 
Left field: Newton Pendleton or 
Morris Densmore; Center field: 
Billy Talcott; Right field:. Waller 
Finnagan; Catcher: Billy Muir, 
Morton Page, Charlie Kehlenbach. 

Looking over the batting divi- 
sion, Mahoney is figuring on some 
long pokes from Flannigan, Taus- 
sig, Finnagan, and Johnstone. Dick 
Johnstone, only veteran of last 
spring's varsity which was locked 
in a four-way tie for the state 
crown, is feeling much improved 
and is hoping to connect. 

With a game coming up with 
Maine Saturday, Neil has drawn 


Heard again last night was the 
tenor voice of Elliot Tozer '4'.- \ 
who graduated in January as the ; 
Simpson Sound System series pre- 
sented recordings of the January- 
Burns recital as well as disks 
made by the Bowdoin College 
Chapel Choir. The program was 
held in the Union lounge starting 
at 8.15. 

The first half of the program 
was devoted to songs by Robert 
Burns and featured the voices of 
Georgia Thomas, Elliot Tozer, and 
Lloyd Knight '45, the same singers 
heard in the January Burns re- 
cital. Recordings of the Chapel I 
Choir made recently including | 
"des Pres." "O Domine Jesu~ and 
"Balulalow", with Tozer as soloist 
were played. 

As a finale, a group of songs by 
Paul Robeson were heard. The 
collection is called "Songs of Free 
Men" — men of Russia, Spain, Ger- 
many, and America. 

up this tentative batting order: 

Johnstone, s.b.; Pendleton or 
Densmore, l.f.; Frazer. sjs.; Taus- 
sig, f.b.; Finnagan, c.f.; Flanna- 
gan or Stimpson, t.b.; Talcott, r.f.; 
catcher, pitcher. 

The Black Bear and the Colby 
Mule, the latter with only three 
losses, are not suffering from as 
serious depletions as the Polar 
Bears and the Bates Bobcats. 
Maine's ROTC and Colby's for- 
tunate semester timing has left 
those clubs with flocks of letter- 
men. The first meeting with Colby 
is next Saturday. 

Wednesday's newly scheduled 
contest with the Naval Air Sta- 
tion will see the boys against a 
squad which includes several 
smart ballplayers, according to 
the omnipresent Harry Schulman. 
This new game brings the sched- 
ule up to eight contests in two 
and a half weeks. 

The White mound staff includes 
no one who stands head and 
shoulders above the rest, so Neil 
expected to test several in yester- 
day's curtain raiser. A similar 
situation exists at the other end 
of the battery and several back- 
stops were to get the nod yester- 
day. A glance at the tentative 
lineup shows that the left field and 
third base slots are still to be 
nailed down. Due to the brevity 
of the season, Mahoney said that 
rapid choices of the best men 
would be necessary. 

He 'expressed himself pleased 
with the hustling spirit of the men 
who have been out now since the 
second week in March. He pointed 
to the following reserves as like- 
ly prospects: in the outfield, Bud 
Sweet, Bill Mclntire, Dick Means, 
Walt Donahue, Alan Woodcock; 
infield, Dick Bonney; pitchers, Ted 
Hersey, Sam Kinsley, Hal Nectow. 

Mahoney intimitated that the 
team might be whipped into bet- 
ter shape than might be expected. 
In the meantime, he is looking for 
"one good, hot day" during which 
he says, "I could find out a lot 
more about them." 


Dean's Chapel Talk 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
plet on. Samuel Clement Fessenden, 
Cyrus Hamlin, Amos Morrell, Hen- 
ry Boynton Smith, Charles Horace 
Upton, George Melville Weston, 
Peleg Whitman Chandler, Alonzo 
Garcelon, Fordyce Barker, Charles 
Alexander Savage, Lorenzo D. 
Sweat, George Woods, and John A. 
Andrews, boys who were to become 
eminent lawyers, doctors, theolog- 
ians, journalists, railway and uni- 
versity presidents, judges, govern- 
ors, congressmen. Those were sim- 
ple days, but they were great days, 

As one grows older in service at 
an institution as this, he becomes 
more and more aware of its con- 
tinuity. He sees things in perspec- 
tive. Important though we of the 
local college community may feel 
ourselves to be at any one moment, 
far more important is that long 
line of alumni whose loyalty or dis- 
tinction, or both, have given us of 
the present such a variety of leg- 
acies. Those well-known names of 
which we furtively or boldly are 
proud, many of these buildings, 
much of our large endowment and 
scholarship funds, constant help in 
the placement of new classes of 
Seniors, family traditions, and af- 
fections which each year bring us 




President Kenneth C. C. Sills 
will be the speaker at the patriot- 
ic service to be held on Sunday, 
April 18, in the Old North Church, 
Boston. It is to be a service cele- 
brating Patriot's Day, April 19. 
The setting of the service is ap- 
propriate because of the part that 
the Old North Church played in 
the early history of our nation. 
The church is now known as 
Christ's Church. President Sills 
will speak on "Christian Co-opera- 
tion or Selfish Isolation." 

President Sills also spoke last 
night to the Portland Bowdoin 

new classes of Freshmen — on and 
on goes that relationship between 
past and present, and a relation- 
ship that grow richer and more 
prized as the decades pass. 

You boys joyously occupying 
those comfortably upholstered 
benches very likely feel that you 
are Bowdoin College. Very likely 
you regard most of the alumni as 
beings somewhat alien. Yet a few 
months ago or years from now, you 
will insensibly find yourselves be- 
longing to that group of theirs and 
wondering, perhaps, why the under- 
graduates of that day fail fully to 
realize that you are as much Bow- 
doin men as they. 

Among the most satisfying 
things that a small college can of- 
fer for a lifetime to all its mem- 
bers should be these three: 

a real and justified sense of 

Chapel Choir Will Sing 
At Bath This Sunday 

a solidarity of friendliness and 


a close personal pride m the 

achievements of feUow-mem- 

bers alive and dead. 

A small college which is also both 

old and fortunate can offer these 

three satisfactions in peculiar 

measure. Bowdoin was not always 

old, but in many vital respects she 

was always fortunate, especially 

fortunate in the sort of under 

graduates she got and the sort of 
alumni they became. In peace or 
war that heritage in part belongs 
to you, and you to it. 

Bowling Bowl 

7 Duamp Street 
Telephone 431 -M 


This Sunday the Chapel Choir is 
to fa now Us annual custom of 
singing in the Winter Street Con- 
gregational church in Bath. The 
choir, though smaller than usual, 
will carry on its custom. There 
will be 14 numbers sung, a number 
of them antiphonally. The music 
to be sung is: 

Thou Khowest Lord Purcell 

Since Christ Our Lord . . Schutz 
Now Let Every Tongue Adore 

Thee J. S. Bach 

Hark the Vesper Hymn is 

Robert V. Schnabel. soloist 

Crucifixus Lotti 

Diffusa Est Gratia Nanino 

Go to Dark' Gethsemane . . Noble 
AUelulia Christ is Risen 


Improperia Pales trina 

O Domine Jesu Des Pres 

Jesu Dulcis Da Vittoria 

Salvation Belongeth to our 

Lord Tchesnikov 

O Filii et Filiae Leisring 

Laudamus Owen 

Professor Tillotson will conduct 
as always. 

VARIETY ..... 

By Crawford* B. Thayer 

BOWDOIN ON THE AIR will present the first seri- 
ously written student radio script over WGAN on May 1 1 
when the story of the "Lafayette Hoax" is to be dramatized. 
Paul H. Eames, Jr. wrote the story which will be the Col- 
lege's first venture into dramatic radio presentation since the 
Bourjaily-Cratgie fiasco (no insult intended) last year around 
Ivy. The recently submitted script is one indication that the 
Bowdoin on the Air programs (brain chrJd of Vance Bourjaily 
and Len Tennyson) have come of age. Such feature programs 
>as the recent successful commemoration program in honor of 
Henry W. Longfellow will be followed (on July 6) with a 
program to Hawthorne. The Production Department 
(Hmmm!) is eager for other student written scripts with both 
Bowdoin and a national significance. . .- . 

'Bowdoin On The Air' 
Has Panel Discussion 

i» . 

The College Book Store 



Tuesday evening, April 13, from 
8.00-8.30, "Bowdoin on the Air" 
presented a „ rather unusual pro- 
gram. This program was an inter- 
collegiate panel discussion on the 
topic of "Planning the Post-War 
World." Representatives . from 
Bates, Tufts, and Maine discussed 
the topic along with Al Perry from 
Bowdoin. Norman B. Richards 
served as announcer and chairman 
of the panel. Colby was also in- 
vited to participate, but the direc- 
tor of debate found it impossible 
to do so. The delegates from the 
other schools were: Bates — Traf- 
ton Mendall; Maine —Stanley Rud- 
man; and Tufts — Victor Borg. 


Dr. Charles Upson Clatk will 
speak on "Italy's Problems" on 
April 19 in the Moulton Ur.on. 

During the last war Dr. C'nrk 
spent 15 months U Eii:t.-p? in «.ur 
Military Intelligei;?. He has lec- 
tured at the Univer.viv oi tjenoa 
and as far off as Krdt'SMt*! in Bes- 
sarabia. In 1940 he lectured in 
Bucharest. Dr. Clark speaks five 
languages — French, German, 
Spanish. Italian, and Rumanian. 

In 1916 Dr. Clark went to Rome 
as director of the American Scdool 
of Classical Studies; he volun- 
teered the day we entered the 
war, spent several montvu on the 
Italian and Balkans fronts and at 
the close of the war was estab- 
lishing a coun^e.'-esp^o '.af c pro- 
ject in Macedonia with a complete 
catalogue of U,ie officers in the 
Greek army already compMed. re- 
cording their sympathies and affi- 

Since we have had recoct talks 
on India and Russia, Dr. Clark 
prefers to talk on the Italian prob- 
lems. Being a strong sup;x rtor ~t 
the classics, Dr. Clark says That 
he will enjoy speaking on this 
topic because it will ena'Y ? nim tc 
put in a word for the classics. 

BE 100% 

Yes, We're Interested In 
ALL Your 


We have had long experience tn 
producing for Bowdoin men: 




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Ask Us For Quotations 


— Telephone S — 
Paul K. Nlvea, ■mrdstn l»l« 

Fruiters of The Orient 




I saw a female (I hesitate to 
say Lady) la mat Mg ctty south 
of Portland recently who had on 
a bow tie and badly w rinkl e d 
stockings. The presumptuousnesa 
of suck women who assume 
sacred masculine dress before 
they can keep their own stock- 
ings from bagging at the knees 
i» sometimes humorous . . . 
sometimes disgusting. . . . War 
stamps are now being sold in the 
Unsen. So far I have Invented la 
two ten cent ones. . . . A brtef 
chat with some of the premeteor- 
ologioal boys revealed that the 
Army boys' glee club has taken 
initial steps. The gather in g la 
chapel Sunday was the first sign 
of what may develop into- an out- 
standing choral group. This 
group, I understand, is not to be , 
Judged by the marching seags 
which ring across campus. . . . 


That huge smoke-ring-blower 
sign in Boston which advertises a 
popular, brand of cigarettes (No 
plugs gratis!! has undergone a 
change of face. Formerly a soldier, 
the versatile butt fiend is now a 
sailor. ... A May 7, 1918 head- 
line in the ORIENT said. 
"R.O.T.C. Firing Squad Assists At 
Flag Raising," which impresses me 
as one way to get a flag up. . . . 

The S.P.C.A. ought to do something 
about the rough treatment 
Craigie's dogs got in a recent 
"Mustard and Cress" . . . . 
N.H.U.) "Lady, Be Good!" . . . 
The p o 1 i s h e d-apple-of-the-week 
goes to the student who said ( some 
time back), "There are no atheists 
in the gym during examination pe- 
riod" . . . The lack of any sem- 
blance to religious services for the 
soldiers at Bowdoin puts them in 
a spiritual bracket even lower than 
the. regular Bowdoin students oc- 
cupy. Imagine. . \ . 


hare been no repereusskMis from 
hut "Variety's" suggestion that 
the College collect aad preserve 
the student written e ssa y s, pa- 
pers, aad speec hes to which it ac- 
cords special honor. Now that the 
library has done so well with re- 
lighting Its roams at night per- 
haps "THEY" won't mind If I 
suggest that such a collection 
and preservation campaign would 
fall, p rob a bly. Into their depart- 
ment. . . . FINAL EXAMINA- 
TIONS are over one month from 
today! "Yes, Jack" Magee could 
offer n am e valuable advice about 
extra effort in the last lap at this 
point. As one dlstingished teach- 
er has repeatedly said, "Always 
finish with a strong ending!" . . 



War's impact on American edu- 
cation is strong enough — but noth- 
ing like the problems of education 
in bleeding Russia. According to 
a report recently received in 
Washington from V. P. Potemkin, 
commissar of education, Russia 
has kept interference to a mini- 
mum amid actual combat. 

Most schools maintained sched- 
ules. In districts temporarily 
seized by Njzis, the majority of 
children were evacuated deep in- 
to the rear in good time. Since 
numerous school buildings are 
used for war purposes, schools 
frequently operate in two or three 

As territory is freed, schools 
are restored. In the Moscow re- 
gion, for example. 908 of 926 
wrecked schools were fully re-es- 
tablished by last May. Nor is 
there a teacher shortage in the 
USSR. This is largely due to 
timely evacuation of teachers in 
invaded parts to new locations. 
New crops of teachers' college 
graduates are helping to keep up 
the supply. 

Town Taxi 

Phone 1000 

Following is a list of the musi- 
cal selections to be heard by the 
College in the next few weeks: 

April 16- Duet from Crucifixion 
by Stainer- "Forgive them, ^or 
they know not what they do" — 
Robert Schnabel and Robert Duf- 

i April 18- Since Christ Our 
j Lord Was Crucified by Heinrich 
| Schutz — Sunday Choir. 

April 23- The Holy City by 
! Weatherley — Lloyd Knight. 

April 25— O Fihi et Filiae, Al- 
leluia, Christ Is Risen — Andre 
Kopolyoff — Sunday Choir. 

April 30— Violin and Organ 
Music — Peter Mason and John 




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A.A.F.T.T.D. No. 22 


* * * 

The Meteor 

A.A.F.T.T.D. No. 22 

Commanding Officer 

Major Charles W. Griffin 

Captain Jute* F. Cantwell 



Arthur Jaffe 

AwocUto Editors 

John B. Dexter 

Wilson F. Moseley 

Managing Editors 

Elliot B. Doft 
David R. Hastings 
Feature Editors 
Arthur N. Berry 
Charles J. Wilson 
Arthur H. White 
M. N. Cikins 


Two months after its birth, in 
February of this year, si^ns nv.e 
begun to a ppear which suggest 
that the AAFTTD No. 22 is com- 
ing of age. Certain auspir.ous 
stirrings within the ranks during 
the last weeks indicate that our 
detachment is well on the way to 
becoming something more than a 
mere military detachment— on the 
way to becoming a real unit with 
a character and a personally all 
its own. 

One has only to consider h few 
of the recent hapnenings on the 
post to realize that some sort • f 
change is taking place. Thee is 
the founding of the detachment 
band, for example, and the organi- 
zation of a glee club; there is the 
dance held in Moulton Union a 
week ago, and then there is the 
founding of the "Meteor." These 
and many other activities on the 
post are indications of a new 
spirit that has come over the de- 
tachment, something we might 
have called "school spirit," back in 
civilian days, and which now mas- 
querades under the official title 
of "morale." It is evidenced In 
many small ways, such as in the 
songs we sing on the march, hi 
the rivalry for excellence on the 
drill field, and in Uje way we 
greet each other on Maine Street. 

One of the most striking ex- 
amples of this new "esprit de 
corps" that has begun to prevade 
our ranks is to be found in Sec- 
tion 5, winners of last week's drill 
competition in Flight A. For four 
weeks, this section stood last in 
chow line; for four weeks it was 
the "dumb squad" of the flight; 
but last Saturday, under the 
leadership of Paul Furgatch, this 
same section treated the rest of 
the flight to a really fine demon- 
. stration of precision marching and 
came out ahead of all the rest. 
What was the reason for this?. It 
was merely the determination of 
■ every man in section 5 to see his 
outfit come out on top, where he 
knew it deserved to be. It was the 
result of extra work, to be sure, 
for, in order to achieve what they 
did. the men of that section had 
to spend every evening of last 
week, between Retreat and chow 
time, over in the cage practicing 
their drilling; but that merely 
shows the effects of a little team 

It would be a mistake, of 
course, to assume that section 5 
had a monopoly on morale in the 
detachment, for we see it cropping 
up everywhere — in Section 6, in 
Section 3, and in all the rest to 
varying degress. 

Just why this change is taking 
place is rather difficult to determ- 
ine. Perhaps it is merely due to 
the arrival of spring, bringing with 
it greater energy and higher 
spirits; but more probably it is a 
result of the maturing of the or- 
ganization. As we come to know 
each other and our officers better, 
a new feeling about our detach- 
ment is inevitably generated. 
Whatever the cause, we should all 
welcome the change and do our 
best to help it along, for it is this 
group spirit alone that can make 
our stay in the army one of the 
pleasantest in our lives. 


With the coming of spring, 
music is in the air. Upon the sug- 
gestion of Sergeant Mills, what 
this post needs is a detachment 
song. All men are urged to sub- 
mit songs which will be used as a 
detachment refrain. The best of 
all received will be published and 
the author introduced to "Tin Pan 

All sections are urged to con- 
coct a song for its section, which 
could be published for all men to 
learn and admire. Please submit 
your songs to Private Wilson F. 
Moseley, Maine 10, before the 
first of May. 


Following are the section lead- 
ers and athletic activities for the 
week of April 19: 

Section 1— Pvt. Goldberg 
Section 2— Pvt. Kane 
Section 3 — Pvt. Mason 
Section 4— Pvt. Wilson 
Section 5— Pvt. Stebbins 
Section 6 — Pvt. Leason 
Section 7 — Pvt. Townsend 
Section 8 — Pvt. Prescott 
Section 9— Pvt. Guiliani 
Section 10 — Pvt. Wood 


1 — Jiu-Jitsu 
2— Boxing 
3— Swimming 
4— Volley-Bail 
5— Softball 
6 — Jiu-Jitsu 
7— Boxing 
8 — Swimming 
9— Volley-Ball 
10— Softball 

Bob Miller, Bowdoin 
Swimming Coach, 
Will Be Instructor 

Last week an addition was 
made to our physical training 
program, military swimming. Each 
week for the rest of the year one 
section from each flight will re- 
ceive instruction in the pool. The 
detachment is unusually fortunate 
in having as its instructor Bow- 
don's swimming coach, Bob Miller 
— a former Olympic coach, inci- 
dentally. Coach Miller has made 
swimming his business for a good 
many years. If you ever get the 
chance, corner him and get him to 
tell you some of his experiences of 
his "barnstorming" days when life- 
saving methods were just begin- 
ning to be intelligently handled. 
"Bob" is a favorite on the campus, 
for he has a personality that just 
can't be beat. His assistants are 
capable instructors, too; some of 
them are members of the Bow- 
doin swimming team. With a 
crew like that to- show us the 
ropes, we should consider our- 
selves lucky soldiers. 

The first week in the pool was 
spent on the basic operations of 
swimming: breathing, timing, and 
coordination. The flutter-kick, 
rhythmic breathing, frog kick, 
push-off from the side of the pool, 
bobbing off bottom, floating, scull- 
ing, kicking across tank, etc., all 
were part of the course. These all 
lead i to more complicated things. 
The only complete stroke that was 
taught was the resting back- 
stroke, although- the fundamentals 
of the crawl were included at the 
end of the week. Later, the things 
that are being handled now will be 
used in such things as swimming 
under water, in burning oil, in 
shark infested waters, or in water 
where depth charges are being 
dropped. Methods of jumping from 
a ship will be taught along with 
the trick like making water-wings 
out of a shirt, undressing in the 
water, breaking a strangle hold in 
case of attack by a drowning mart, 
and bobbing across a stream with 
a rifle. Obviously the various life- 
saving methods including artifi- 
cial respiration will be stressed. 
(See if you can't get Bob to in- 
clude as a part of the curriculum 
some of his stories about his Pul- 
motor experiences — laughs guar- 
— — - ■ ■— — — — 

Captain Cantwell Takes Personal 
Interest In His Men's Welfare 

The adjutant of an army post, 
especially when he is also Public 
Relations. Chemical Warfare, Sup- 
ply, and Personnel Officer, spends 
most of his time on heavy admin- 
istrative work. But in spite of all 
these official duties Captain James 
F. Cantwell, adjutant of the A»r 
Force Technical Training De- 
tachment at Bowdoin College, has 
gone on to take a great personal 
interest in the welfare cf the men 
stationed under him. He has spon- 
sored many extra-curricula activi- 
ties, and has often lent fatherly 
advice to soldiers troubled with 
individual personal problems. 

Captain Cantwell, who in priv- 

Physical Exams Held 
At Fort Williams 

Men of this detachment will 
have taken another, step on the 
road to their commissions when 
they complete the physical exami- 
nations now being given at Fcrt 
Williams. On Thursdays and Fri- 
days, beginning April 1, men have 
been taken to the Fort where 
they have been given the exami- 
nation required of all officer can- 
didates. By April 16, it is ex- 
pected that all men will have been 

This physical examination is of 
particular importance, since it is 
the last of its kind that is to be 
given before the men receive com- 
missions, although there will prob- 
ably be a Jlnal check-up before 
completion of the training course. 

Despite the fact that it is the 
most complete and searching ex- 
amination given by the Army, 
many men with physical defects 
such as poor eyes were passed, 
owing to the nature of the duties 
required Of meteorologists. A few 
were designated for limited serv- 
ice only. The important question 
of whether any men from this unit 
will be discharged as a result of 
this examination cannot yet be 
answered, for no official notice has 
been given. 

On the whole, men in this group 
were found to be in unusually 
good condition compared with 
other army units; there were, so 
far as is known, no serious de- 
fects, either physical or mental, to 
be found among the men who 
have been examined thus far. 

The results of the examination 
will go on service recoras and 
follow the men throughout their 
army careers. After discharge the 
records will be sent to the Adju- 
tant General's office in Washing- 
ton and will be kept until the 
official death of every man. 

Non-swimmers are probably the 
luckiest of all in that they get 
special attention. Someone will 
swear on a stack of dictionaries 
that he just can't kick across the 
tank on his back. Coach Miller 
will step up with something like 
this: "Lie on your back, hands at 
the side, body out straight. Now 
relax! Kick easily from the 
thighs." And lo and behold, the 

amazed swimmer finds himself 
moving through the water! Bob 
has a knack for making things 
easy. A week of military swim- 
ming is really something to look 
forward to. 

ate life was an Indianapolis build- 
ing contractor, has held a reserve 
commission since the last war. 
and re-entered . active service a 
few months after Pearl Harbor. 
In World War I he saw overseas 
service as an artillery officer with 
the 84th Division, after receiving 
his training in the field artillery 
"School of Fire" at Fort Sill, 
Oklahoma. When recalled to ac- 
tive duty, the Captain attended an 
Air Corps "Officer Refresher" 
course at Miami, Florida. 

Upon completion of the Miami 
O. T. S., Captain Cantwell was put 
in command of a Headquarters 
outfit at the Army Air Corps base 
in Atlantic City, iNew Jersey. He 
remained there for several months 
until recently transferred to the 
training detachment here at Bow- 
doin College. While the Captain 
was at Atlantic City, the rest of 
the Cantwell family packed be- 
longings and joined him. His offi- 
cial residence is still at that base, 
and his youngest daughter will be 
married there this Saturday. An- 
other daughter attends Hollins 
College in Virginia from wh'ch 
she expects to be graduated this 

At his present station here at 
Bowdoin, the Captain has been 
most impressed by the wonderful 
cooperation given to the "army 
people" by the college students 
and faculty and the people of 
Brunswick. In particular, he men- 
tioned the women who donate two 
nights a week to sew for the 
soldiers. "I cannot be too compli- 
mentary in commending one and 
all for the unselfish and efficient 
manner in which the ladies have 
come forward to meet a pressing 
need week after week. Tiiey are 
thus carrying out a task which 
men have long come to expect 
from the womenfolk, whether 
mother, wife, or sister." 

The Captain's aim is to make 
the Bowdoin College meteorology 
detachment a crackerjack outfit- 
one which enjoys a first-rate rep- 
utation: He is more than confi- 
dent that the men under him have 
the stuff to fulfill this ambition. 


— For The Birds! 

Heading the list 
Of "Joes" this week. 
Is quite a character, 
So to speak. 

Private Wilson 

Is his name, 

And for his deeds, 

He deserves some fame. 

Sergeant Mills 
Awoke him one day. 
And there was nothing 
That he could say. 

He claims as a fact 

He heard no bell. 

Did the sergeant believe him? 

He did like ... . 

Then after retreat. 
One day last week, 
"Half left, march!" 
Was the command, rather meek. 

Of Private Haines. 
A leader of men. ( ? ) 
Wilson laughed, 
Sarge caught him again ! 

Too numerous to list. 
Are the things he's done. 
But "Joe for the week." 
Is the name he's won. 

Flight B has a "Joe." 
We know not his name. 
He belongs in this column 
For playing a game 

Of ring the bell. 
Perhaps you recall. 
We think that trick 
Was rather small. 

, That guy should have known 
i He was being an ... , 
j But it hasn't recurred, 
So let it pass. 

Section five. 
By the way. 
Won the drill 
Of Flight A. 

But how they did. 
We'd like to know. 
With Private Barnes, 
A typical "Joe." 

His marching's good. 
His cadence fine, 
He always keeps > 

In perfect time, 

But by himself. 
And not with the rest. 
In being different. 
He is the best 

Then there's Backe, 
Who sings a song. 
While his section 
Marches along. 

It's about two globes 
Of large dimension. 
And part of a Buffalo; 
Two things to mention. . 

Ask him to sing it; 
I'm sure he will. 
It's a vocal refrain 
He does with great skill. 

So that's the list. 
Of all the "Joes." 
Will you be next? 
One never knows! 

Since its. beginnings at Bowdoin, 
the detachment has been periodic- 
ally beset with a common and re- 
current malady: rumoritis. Each 
week comes to an end in a welter 
of surreptitious "communications" 
and "reports" from what are 
laughingly referred to as "usual- 
ly well-informed sources." 

Enlisted men especially have a 
peculiar susceptibility to this di- 
sease. And it is even rumored 
(oops!) that some members of the 
detachment have been known to 
originate these reports, which, in 
the course of their circulation, un- 
dergo such drastic revisions that 
finally even the miscreant no long- 
er recognizes them and thus be- 
comes a victim of his own folly. 

In order, therefore, to insure a 
more tranquil peace of mind at the 
Saturday noon meal, to say noth- 
ing of the rest of the week, The 
Meteor is hereby instituting what 
it believes will be a great public, 
or rather pre-meteorological, serv- 
ice: a rumor clinic, an OWI in 
miniature, so to speak. 

The local balloons of hot air set 
aloft by enterprising young hope- 
fuls will be exploded and you will 
be furnished with the cold, im-j 
mutable facts. If, therefore, you 
are being kept awake nights by 
fanciful myths and prophecies, and 
want the facts tracked down, see 
Private A. H. White, Maine 3, or 
Private M. N. Cikins, Winthrop 25. 

The current best-seller rumors 
to be exploded you will find di- 
rectly below. 

RUMOR: We are going to get 
rifles this week and do guard 
duty every night. 

FACT: Relax, fellows. The only 
step taken in this direction so far 
has been the signing of requisi- 
tions for 100 rifles. When we'll 
get them and what we'll use 
them for other than target prac- 
tice remains very much of a 

RUMOR: We* are to become Pfc.'s 
or Corporals very soon. 

FACT: This is an old one that has 
been drifting around for a long 
time, and is still believed by the 
more tenacious. Sorry, fellows, it 
was a possibilty a while back, 
and* Hamilton College in New 
York, another "C school, even 
got the ratings, but they recent- 
ly lost them, too; so we're afraid 
we'll have to say at the present 
time there is no likelihood of this 
rumor becoming fact. 

RUMOR: Sergeant Lloyd Connelly 

was — wasn't — was married on 

his furlough last week. 
FACT: This one is easy: — He was 

married — that's all we can and 

will say. 
RUMOR: There is to be a G.I. 

party this Friday night. 

FACT: This one is true. The rea- 
son, of course, is a rigid inspec- 
tion. A word to the wise should 
be sufficient. 


College Loans Ground 
Behind Coe Infirmary 
For Cultivation 

Following a recommendation re- 
ceived from the Headquarters of 
the First District Army Air Force 
Technical Training Command at 
Greensboro, North Carolina, offi- 
cers and men of this detachment 
have begun plans for a victory 
garden to be cultivated during the 
summer by men on the post. Di- 
rection of the undertaking, to be 
conducted on an entirely volun- 
tary basis, has been assigned to 
the Mess Council, headed by 
Joseph Hughes of Section 1. 
Plans Made by Mess Council 

Already, the committee has 
done a great deal to get work Un- 
der way, having obtained the use 
of 16,000 square feet of land for 
the garden. This plot is located 
behind the Coe Infirmary and has 
been loaned by the College for the 
garden. It is expected that an- 
other plot, also near the campus, 
may be obtained soon. 

According to present plans of 
the committee, work should be 
started this week, the plowing be- 
ing completed by Saturday. The 
land will then be ready for plant- 
ing by MayJ, 

The Time Problem 

In order to distribute work 
evenly, the garden will probably 
be divided into ten small plots, 
each in the care ,of one section. 
By this means, it is expected that 
very little time will have to be 
spent by individuals. 

Lack of a great deal of spare 
time is, of course, an important 
problem for all men interested, in 
the gardening project, and Cap- 
tain Cantwell emphasizes that all 
labor is to be purely voluntary. 
All men interested in devoting 
some time to the victory garden 
were asked last week to volun- 
teer, and from reports turned in 
thus far by section leaders, it ap- 
pears that the idea has been en- 
thusiastically received. Several 
sections, notably 1, 2, 5, 7, and 10, 
have volunteered almost to a man, 
while a large percentage of men 
from the other sections signified, 
their willingness to help. 

. The possibility that time for 
work on the garden might be 
taken from the regular gym peri- 
od was suggested by the Greens- 
boro communication when It 
stated: "On posts where facilities 
for physical training activities are 
limited Commanding Officers may, 
at their discretion, deem garden- 
ing a suitable activity in meeting 
the time requirement ..." This 
possibility appeared doubtful last 
week, however, although definite 
plans had not been made, and it is 
likely that time for the work will I 
have to be taken solely from the 
free time of the volunteers. 
Patriotic Motive 

The time spent on this project 
will be by no means wasted, for 
victory gardens by both civilians 
and service men are of the utmost 
importance to the nation's food 
supply. Products grown in the 
garden will be used in the Moul- 
ton Union dining hall for detach- 
men mess and will thus cut down 
on the amount of food taken from 
commercial sources. This patriotic 
motive is pointed out in the rec- 
ommendation from Headquarters 
when it states the desire to show 
the public that "officers and en- 
listed men, in addition to their 
military duties and to the extent 
of available facilities, are doing 
their share to increase food pro- 
duction as well as conserving 


Last Sunday evening, the newborn detachment band held its first rehearsal on the top 
floor of Adams Hall, and thus was brought into being what should prove to be one of the 
most important institutions on the post. The rehearsal, hampered by the absence of several 

musicians and by the lack of instruments for some others who 
were present, was sufficiently successful to give high hopes 
for its future development. 

Plans Announced For 
Competitive Sports 

Athletic Council Will 
Help To Administer 
Details Of Program 

Sergeant Mills, the detachment 
athletic director, has recently an- 
nounced the plans for competitive 
and intra-section sports in the fu- 
ture. Heavy emphasis is placed on 
competition, and especially com- 
petition in which everyone may 

The organization of this pro- 
gram will be in the hands of 
Major Griffin, Captain Cantwell, 
Sergeant Mills, and an Athletic 
Council made up from the stu- 
dent body. There will be ten men 
in this council, one from each sec- 
tion, whose duties will be to assist 
and advise the athletic depart- 
ment in the formation and devel- 
opment of the announced plans. 

A rough outline of the plan is 
as follows: Each flight will have 
two leagues; that is Flight A may 
be divided into an A league and a 
B league, whereas Flight B may 
be divided into a C league and a 
D league. This division will apply 
to all sports included in the pro- 
gram, so that each section will 
have two teams for each sport, 
one team for each league in its 
own particular flight. The sports 
which have been included thus far 
are touch football, soccer, soft- 
ball, and hardball, although later 
on tennis may be added, and even 
obstacle teams which will com- 
pete for the fastest time over the 
obstacle course which is to be 

The plan by which these teams 
will play each other is a continu- 
ous one with winners playing each 
other and losers playing each 
other. Since one section will be 
swimming every week, f6r a good 
many months to come, only four 
sections will be played at a time, 
and it should not be difficult to 
work out a system whereby the 
teams will be paired off and finals 
and semi-finals held. The stand- 
ings of the teams in the leagues 
will be determined by a point sys- 
tem, arranged so that the winners 
of semi-finals and finals will re- 
ceive jnore points than the win- 
ners of ordinary games. Standings 
will be published as often as pos- 
sible, and it is expected that some 
rather expert combinations of 
players will be produced by the 
resulting interest. Later still, if 
all progresses well, the athletic 
period may be changed so that in- 
tra-ftight games may be held and 
the championship of the detach- 
ment determined. 

The secene of these activities 
will be Pickard Field, the college 
athletic grounds which we usually 

food." Needless to say, participa- 
tion in this program will help a 
great deal to create a favorable 
opinion of the detachment among 
citizens of Brunswick. 

- Off The Record - 

Herb Asherman seems to have working their way up. They now 
made quite a hit with a local feel that they are ready to take 
maiden named Edith. To date, over the position of fourth place, 
nine innings have been success- 1 An invitation to Flight A— an 
fully completed. ( j after taps snack in Room No. 7. 

The Navy seems to have gotten i Kindly bring your own mess kit. 
the best of Cliff Cassidy— this I Flight B's new theme song- 
time we hope he keeps his flame j "The bells are ringing, for me and 
away from the water. j rny gal." 

Is Pvt. Bradley's sudden inter- | Guy Johnson seems to be spenri- 

est in the infirmary due to his 
sympathy for the fellows in the 
sick bay, or could it be — Georg- 

Calling all men — name and 
army serial number should be left 
in pockets — that is all! 

The detachment has two cut 
(throat) rate barbers. Lempert 
of Flight A and Kirkman of 
Flight B. For a sample of their 
work see Milt Schwartz and Fitz- 
pa trick. 

It must have been quite a bit 
embarrassing when Captain Cant- 
well walked into Dr. Jeppesen's 
class last week. In the future, 
look attentive even though you 
are dozing. 

Congratulations to Pvt. Godlew- 
ski — the most reliable fire ex- 
tinguisher operator in Flight B. 

It looks like section 10 is doing 
things the scientific way — start- 
ing at the bottom and slowly 

ing more time on the auto than 
on the girls. What's the trouble. 

Upon his return to the detach- 
ment, Staff Sgt. Connelly was in 
even brighter spirits than usual. 
The reason for this is that the 
Sgt. is now a married man. Upon 
being questioned as to his first few 
days of married life, the Sgt. re- 
plied — "What do you mean, 'days' 
— I only had a few hours." We all 
extend our heartiest congratula- 
tions to the newly weds. 

S-3 has officially authorized the 
use of the stairways as exits for 
the barracks. 

Section five got together $9.00 
for the Dance Fund, the highest 
contribution of the post— they're 
pretty anxious to have the girls 
here again! 

— What's the new cure for 
blisters — ask Private Marsh of 
Section Five' 

This optimism, felt by the musi- 
cians, by Captain Cantwell, and by 
the director, Lt. Larsen, USN., is 
largely the result of the large 
number of men who have signi- 
fied their desire to play >n the 
mand. Harold Tint, of Section 1, 
who has managed the organiza- 
tion of the group, obtaned List 
week the names of some thirty- 
nine musicians from the aotach- 

tain has great hopes for the band, 
which he feels can be cf incalcul- 
able value in boosting mori'e ..n 
the post and in engendering good 
will in the community. 

The band, if :t turns out suc- 
cessfully, may be expected to 
make numerous appearances both 
on and off the post. It will prob- 
ably play at some retreais and 
other formal ceremonies on the 

ment who are expected to make i post, and may also piay concerts 

up the band personnel. In to is 
group, the intrumentation is ex- 
ceptionally good, there being nine 
clarinets, eight trumpets, five 
trombones, four saxophones, four 
drums, a flute, an alto; two b* 

in the town of Brunswick. There 
is a possibility also that the hand 
may play concerts in some of the 
surrounding towns if it become 
good enough. Tnese w-i, however, 
merely hopes of the organizers 

a baritone, an accordiar. and a and supporters of. the band and 

I give a I cannot be classed as ;.lans as yet. 
If the men who have volume ried 
for the band take their wirk ser- 
iously and give evidence of su:Ti- 

fine balance to the organization, 
and since most of the players have 
had considerable previous experi- 
ence, we may expect great t lines 
from these men. 

The director of the band is lo 
be Lt. Larsen, who is at presert 
an instructor in the Radar school 
for naval officers here at the col- 
lege. He has had much experience 
with college bands in the past, in- 
cluding the direction of *he Jui- 
versity of Maine band, and so is 
very well equipped to hannie ti-.e 
group. We are extremely fortu- 
nate that Lt. Larsen is sufficiently 
interested in the unit to be willing 
to devote so much of his time to 

Lt. Larsen was somewhat disap- 
pointed to find that, at the first 
rehearsal, only about twenty of 
the expected 39 men showed up. 
and hopes that in the future moo 
cooperation will be shnvn by the 
absent members. 

The same feeling was expressed 
by Captain Cantweil, an ardent 
backer of the band who Was also 
present at the rehearsal. The Cap- 

cross on our Saturday afternoon 
hikes. They will commence as 
soon as we move out to the field 
at the beginning of the second 
twelve-week period. Equipment 
has already arrived at the supply 
room and includes footballs, com- 
plete baseball outfits, basketballs, 
softballs, and even badminton 
sets. All that is necessary now is 
about six more weeks and a real 
interest in the competition. 

In addition to these various 
sports. Sergeant Mills announced 
one more opportunity. Major 
Griffin has given permission to 
any student, who can keep his 
school work up, to go out for 
varsity college athletics, providing 
that he can fit them in with his 
schedule. The college has ap- 
proved this plan, and it is open to 
any who wish to take advantage 
of it. 

Closing his interview, Sergeant 
Mills gave the results of the last 
physical education 'tests. They are 
as follows: the average weight 
gained has been 44 pounds; aver- 
age number of Burpees gained, 
4 1/3; average pushups gained. 8; 
and average situps gained. 9. Con- 
sidering the exercise that we have 
in a day, this is a fine showing, 
but it still can be improved, so 
don't stop now. Let's keep up the 
good work. 

cient ability, the.-e is a possibility 
that it might be made into a sep- 
arate unit for drill purposes, and 
in this way the amount of extra 
time demanded of the men may 
be considerably reduced. 

For the opportunity which hi$. 
been given musicians on this post 
to play in an organization cf t!'is 
sort, too much cred ; i .Mnnot \o 
given the music Department and 
the students of fkmii «v Through 
Mr. Tillofson of the music oepiit- 
ment, music,, insk* toicru.s. and a 
room in which ib practice were 
obtained for th-» band, aid n> 
contacts with Lt. Larsen were 
necessary to procure a capable 
conductor. Members of the band, 
and indeed all men in *he detach- 
ment, owe their warmest l hanks 
for what has been done on b ,f; 
of the band. It is to be hoped that 
the achievements of this new or- 
ganization will reflect the appre- 
ciation of all of us. 

Detachment Glee Club 
Holds First Meeting 

The first meeting of the detach- 
ment's embryo glee club, postponed 
Saturday because of the hike (it 
was only eight miles, men, only 
eight miles), was held Sunday af- 
ternoon at 2 o'clqck in the music 
room in Bannister. Private Oster's 
untiring efforts were rewarded by 
the appearance of 17 stout-hearted 

Professor Tillotson, who has 
kindly contributed his services, 
first tested voices and then con- 
ducted the group in the singing of 
a work by Grieg. The results were 
surprisingly good, but more tenors 
especially could be used (Privates 
Guiliani and French, this means 

If only 17 stout-hearted men 
turned out for the first rehearsal, 
at least ten thousand more are ex- 
pected next week when the group 
will sing with a mixed chorus of 40 
men and 50 women, the former 
Brunswick Choral Society. 

Rehearsals will be held Sunday 
evenings in Memorial Hall. There 
will be no meeting next Sunday 
because Professor Tillotson will 
be in Bath. First rehearsal is 
scheduled for Easter Sunday at 
7.00 p.m. Watch the bulletin 
boards for lurther information. 









VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 4 

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Doctor Yung-Ching Yang Talks On Anglo-Chinese Relations 

Regards England's National 
Conduct As Gentlemanly 

(Following is the second public Tallman Lecture, a sum- 
mary written for the ORIENT by Dr. Y. C. Yang.) 

If I were to sum up, in one brief statement, what the 
Chinese think of the British, I think it is that we think that 
Great Britain, as a nation, is a gentleman, even though it was 
at times, "a gentleman of the opposition. " Between these two 
"Johns" — John Bull and John Chinaman, — whatever else they 
should think or say of* each other, I think it is fair and correct 
that they should credit each other as being a gentleman in the 
society of nations. 

Dr. Yang Delivers Final 
Tallman Lecture In Union 

There were occasions in the past 
when this English gentleman had 
perhaps waved his huge walking 
stick or heavy umbrella a little too 
furiously at the Chinese and had 
rapped the door of China a little 
too violently and too impatiently. 
But, a gentleman may have faults 
or make mistakes and yet may re- 
main essentially a gentleman. A 
gentleman might have at times op- 
posed you, or have offended you, 
yet you may still regard him as a 
gentleman. This, at least, is a gen- 
tleman's attitude toward others. 

Two gentlemen may differ in 
outlook and in ideas; they may not 
have the same influence and 
wealth. They may have been 
brought up under different tradi- 
tions; they may not have grown up 
in the same kind of environment. 
Nevertheless, they may be both 
gentlemen just the same. That 
which has stamped the British na- 
tion as a gentleman in internation- 
al society is the Anglo-Saxon spirit 
of fair play and honorable dealing. 
That which has given the Chinese 
the quality of a gentleman is the 
presence of certain cultural influ- 
ence which gives the Chinese char- 
acter a touch of refinement, what- 
ever its shortcomings. 

Between China and Great Brit- 
ain there are many points of sim- 

ilarity. Each nation can possibly 
claim to have the oldest civilization 
in their respective areas, although 
when the Battle of Hastings was 
fought in 1066, China had already 
travelled .a long way on the road of 
history. Both seemed to have dis- 
covered an elixir for the longevity 
of their nation's life, but each prob- 
ably worked on a specific formula 
of its own. One can perhaps be 
compared to a mathematician, 
well-versed in the principles of 
combination and permutation, who 
can always find thereby a success- 
ful solution when presented with a 
knotty problem in international 
affairs, while the other can be lik- 
ened to a physicist who knows how 
to keep the center of gravity at a 
point so that no matter how vio- 
lently the superstructure of the na- 
tion should be shaken by the vicis- 
situde of political upheavals and 
military fortunes it would not in- 
terrupt the continuity of its na- 
tional life. 

Both people are, so to speak, 
conservative and steady. In both 
countries customs and traditions 
have played a very vital part in the 
history of their national life and 
the development of their national 
institutions. That China is a-land 
of age-long traditions is well- 
I known. But In England we see trt 

| [ Continued on Page 2 ] 

Tuesday night in the Moulton 
Union Dr. Yung-Ching Yang, 
Tallman Foundation Lecturer, 
gave his third and final public 
lecture of the year. The subject 
of the talk was "China and the 
United States." Although the 
lecture was given too late for a 
resume of it to be printed in the 
ORIENT, it will be printed in 
the next issue. 

Tillotson Plans Mixed 
Glee Club Concert 

Students, Townspeople 
Will Practice Together 
Sunday for First Time 

President Sills Talks 
To Portland Club 

Spring Athletic Program Includes 
More Baseball And Soccer 9 Less Cal 

By Dick Hornberger 

All year the subject of calis- 
thencis has been one of the chief 
topics for conversation around the 
campus. It has al6o provided the 
ORIENT with quite a bit of stuff 
to put in its pages. For quite 
some time, however, it has been 
an issue which we have left' alone 
in print, aut since a second 'fea- 
ture is rather desperately needed 
at the moment, the mothballs are 
being removed and we are going 
to start whipping a dead horse.. 

We aren't exactly going to whip 
it. We're just going to discuss, to 
be neighborly and to pass the time 
of day. Monday morning Adam 
announced to a multitude of 
straining ears that from now on 
until the enci of the year, which 
is surprisingly close, there would 
be a minimum of cal and a 
maximum of baseball, soccer and 
basketball, depending on the 
weather and the individual taste 
of those concerned. While he was 

at it, Adam expressed the opinion 
that on warm Spring days, if such 
creatures ever arrive, exercise of 
this sort would do us all much 
more good than the at best bor- 
ing calisthenics which we have 
been subjected to all year. This 
would seem one of the most log- 
ical statements made by the ath- 
letic department in many a day. 

iNow five-day-a-week cal 
I is nearly over with, it is possible 
| to look back on it without shud- 
dering, despite the many misgiv- 
I ings which everyone had. when it 
I was first introduced. At one 
time or another about everyone 
in the school has complained 
| about it. Some fellows have gone 
away on visits to other colleges 
and found students raising a fuss 
because they had to take brutal 
calisthencis three times a week. 
Why we got stuck with the five 
a week system we don't know, but 
it now appears that it wasn't too 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 


By Phil Hoffman 

Pledging freshmen this summer' 
and the question of the continuity 
of the chapters entail many real 
problems. If these two objectives 
are to be achieved, careful plan- 1 
ning and close cooperation with the 
college authorities will be neces- 

s - r 
It was announced two wrecks 
ago that 100 freshmen had al- 
ready been accepted for the sum- 
mer sewsion. There are always a ' 
good number of late applicants 
so we can look forward to an 
entering class of perhaps over 
160. On the other hand, the 
average number of upperclass- 
men remaining In each house 
due to being under 18, in i-.\. 
V-7, pre-meds, pre-dlvinity, or 
otherwise exempt from the draft 
will probably not average much 
more than five or six per house. 
So for the arst time ne will 
have more entering freshmen 
than upperelassmen. This would 
suggest that If pledging is to be 
effective every one who Is left 
should be considered as a mem- 
ber of the rushing committee. 

a * r 

The leasing of the fraternities 
by the college raise* several ques- 
tions which will of course be 
answered in the course of time, 
but the sooner the better. How 

many houses and which ones are 
going to be used by the army for 
the billeting and feeding of its per- 
sonnel ? Which houses will be used 
by students for rooming? Which 
ones will have kitchens in opera- 
tion? One reason these answers 
are needed is that when we write 
to freshmen the chief thing pro- 
posd in the letter is "Come over 
to dinner." But this time where 
are we to tell them to come? 
Which houses are going to com- 
bine? Are we going to be able to 
maintain house identity by group- 
ing only two. or three chapters in 
one house? 

s - r 
Rushing will have to be better 
planned, better organised than 
ever this summer. And it's time 
to start now. If we are to suc- 
ceed, we should start early and 
keep at it until every freshman 
possible is wearing a pledge pin. 
Starting now to write letters 
will take advantage of our still 
fairly large complements. To 
make a go of it, we need the 
answers to the above questions; 
we must know where we stand. 

s - r 
Obviously, too, the houses should 
check now and see exactly who 
will be here this summer. The col- 
lege also needs this information in 
order to be able to plan intelligent- 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

A week ago Wednesday was 
President's Night at the Portland 
Bowdoin Club, and President Sills 
delivered his annual message on the 
state of the college in general. He 
reemphasized the advantages of a 
liberal education to young men 
who would otherwise be deprived of 
college life. 

President Sills called the high 
school graduates today who are go- 
ing into war plants or the army 
without any college experience 
"the lost generation." He stated 
that Bowdoin will remain open as 
usual, and would still stick to lib- 
eral courses. The college will be 
filled to capacity this July, though 
he doubts that there will be more 
than 150 undergraduates here. 

The fraternity houses, stated the 
president, will be used as dorm- 
itories and dining clubs, just after 
graduation exercises are complet- 

After the President's speech, 
Seward Marsh, the alumni secre- 
tary gave the members of the Port- 
land association a few statistics re- 
garding Bowdoin men in the serv- 
ices. He stated 1,400 out of 5,800 
graduates are in the Armed Serv- 

In commemoration of President 
Sills' twenty-fifth anniversary as 
our president, the Portland Bow- 
doin Club gave him an antique cof- 
fee urn. 

Professor Tillotson is planning to 
present a mixed concert this sum- 
mer on the art building steps. The 
mixed chorus will have its first 
meeting Sunday at 7.30 in the Un- 
ion Lounge. In order to replace the 
glee club he is starting a new mix- 
ed choral society which will in- 
clude seniors from Brunswick 
High School, (girls), men and 
women from town, members of the! 
meteorology school, and members 
of the undergraduate body. 

"This choral society," Professoi 
Tillotson explained, "is being start-: 
ed for the benefit of the undergrad- 
uates in order to give them an op- 
portunity to sing good music in a 
group of mixed voices." 

The chorus will include probably 
about 100 voices in all. 

"We want men to come and sing 
with us purely for the pleasure and 
experience, even though they may 
not be here for the concert," Pro- 
fessor Tillotson urged. "We want 
to give everyone who wants it a 
chance to sing in a mixed group. 
This group will have a far wider 
variety of works to choose from 
because of the presence of the la- 


Freshmen Take Aptitude 
Tests In Memorial Hall 

Last Wednesday in Upper Me- 
morial Hall the members of the 
freshman class who entered col- 
lege last January were given the 
"scholastic aptitude and other 
tests," as the Dean's office stat- 
ed, which every freshman must 
take early in his college career. 
These tests give an indication of 
a student's scholastic ability, his 
ideas on various subjects, and 
what he Will be best fitted for in 
life after college. It also gives 
the Dean a chance to tell C stu- 
dents that they should be getting 
A's, unless, of course, the tests 
indicate that they should be get- 
ting K's, in which case the Dean 
is very complimentary. 


Professor, Lecturer, 
Diplomat, Describes 
Italy's War Problems 


Fraternity Property 
Must Be Cared For 

The following is a copy of in- 
structions sent tjo all fraternity ! 
houses by Glenn R. Mclntire s Bur- I 

In preparation for whatever 
changes in fraternity affairs which 1 
may take place at the end of this j 
semester, I suggest attention to 
the following matters before the 
rush of final exams is upon you: 

All fraternity property (ritual- 
istic material, records, valuable 
cups and trophies) should be pack- 
ed and stored in a safe place. 

Property of individual members 
(miscellaneous furniture, books, 
clothing, pictures, banners, etc.) 
should be sent home. Disputes and 
disappointments later on will be 
avoided if this is done while the 
owner or somebody who can iden- 
tify his property is still in Bruns- 

All furniture and other equip- 
ment which will probably be left in 
the house should be put in order. 
If that is necessary, be sure to dis- 
tinguish between property of the 
undergraduate fraternity and the 
Alumni Corporation. Broken or dis- 
carded furniture should be repaired 
or sent to the dump, if it is not 
worth repairing. 

In whatever situation may con- 
front us, your house will make a 
better, appearance and receive 
more nearly fair judgment if it is 

These precautions have been is- 
sued by the college in the expecta- 
tion that the army will take over 
several of the fraternity houses af- 
ter the end of the current semes- 
ter. Also, a very small percentage 
of the fraternity men will be re- 
turning for the summer, and it is 
necessary to take these precautions 
whether your house is used or not. 

Last Sunday the Bowdoin Yacht 
Club made a trip to Boston and the 
Charles River to take part in the 
New England Dinghy Champion- 
ship of the Association Members 
of the National Intercollegiate 
Yaqht > Racing Association. 

The team which represented 
Bowdoin consisted of Skipper ! 
Frank Oxnard and Len Sherman i 
and crew members Bill Moody and I 
Bob Conkwright. Using a boat 
contributed by MIT, these sailors 
took second place in the race which 
included teams from Holy Cross, 
Rhode Island State, and Boston I 
College. Holy Cross was the win- I 
ner. This victory makes Holy ' 
Cross eligible to race in a final ; 
competiop at New London on ' 
May 1 and 2. 

Both the winner and runner-up I 
of the race in Boston are automa- | 
tically extended invitations to at- 
tend on May 16 the Boston Dinghy 
Club Intercollegiate Challenge Cup 
regatta on the Charles River Bas- 
in, sponsored by the Nautical Asso- 
ciation of MIT. 

It was learned by the ORIENT 
recently that Arthur Littlehale '41, 
was killed on April 12 at Jackson- 
ville, Florida, when the plane he 
was flying fell apart in mid air, 
and crashed. According to the in- 
formation received, Littlehale was 
flying in the company of several 
ether planes at a height of about 
25,000 feet, when he suddenly 
"blacked out," and lost control of 
his plane. When he returned to 
consciousness, the plane was in a 
dive, and when he tried to pull out 
of it. the strain was too great, and 
the plane disintegrated before he 
ever hit the ground. 

Littlehale's home was in Need- 
ham Heights, Mass. He left Bow- 
doin in 1939 at the end of his soph- 
omore year, and soon after that 
joined the Air Corps. While in col- 
lege he was a member of the Beta 
Theta Pi Fraternity. 

New Quill To Appear 
Before Commencement 


The ORIENT wishes to call to 
the attention of its readers a no- 
tice which recently appeared on 
the bulletin board. 

The notice in question was 
from the Dean, and had to do 
with the rewards for cutting 
during the next two weeks. 
Most of the students now in 
school will not be able to re- 
turn for the summer session, 
and therefore the college fears 
that, thinking no harm can come 
from it, students will cut at will. 
The Dean, however, warns that 
from now on, ovcrcutting will 
have to be punished in some 
way besides probation. What it 
will be is not mentioned in the 

Schnabel, Pendexter, Sing 
I At St. Mary's Church 

Robert V. Schnabel '44 and 
Hugh Pendexter IH '46 went to 
St. Mary's Episcopal Church in 
Falmouth Foreside to help the 
choir of that church in the Palm 
Sunday service. Schnabel also acted 
as cantor in the chanting. 

They will be going there again 
Easter Sunday when Schnabel will 
sing a solo accompanied by the 
church choir. 

Coming Events 

Thurs., April 22- -7.30 p.m. Moul- 
ton Union. Masque and Gown 
smcker and election of officers. 
Plans for the summer session 
will de discussed. 

Fri., April 2S-- Chapel, The Pres- 
ident. A Good Friday Service. 
Lloyd R. Knight '45 will sing 
"The Holy City" by Adams. 
7.30 p.m. Moulton Union. Sew- 
ing for the Army unit stationed 
at the College. 

Sat., April 24— Chapel. The 
Dean. * 

Baseball at Colby. 
Track vs. Colby. (Location un- 
determined. ) 

Sun., April 25 — 5 o'clock Chapel. 
Easter Service. The Reverend 
Chauncey W. Goodrich of 
Brunswick. The choir will sing 
"O Filii et Filiae" by Leisring 
and "Alleluia, Christ is Risen" 
by Kopolyoff . 

7.00 p.m. Memorial Hall. Bruns- 
wick Choral Society. Under- 
graduates are invited to join 
townspeople and a group from 
the Army unit. 

Mon., April 26 — Chapel, The 

2.00 p.m. The President's House. 
Sewing for the Red Cross. 

In a recent meeting of the Quill 
Beard, plans were announced for 
the forthcoming publication. Al- 
though this issue of the Quill had 
previously been planned to contain 
nothing but contributions of mem- 
bers of the undergraduate body 
who are now in the armed services, 
the exigencies of time and postal 
difficulties involved in reachjng 
them made it impossible. 

Publication is expected to be 
shortly before Commencement. 
The issue will contain the work of 
several new contributors. 

This information was gleaned 
when an ORIENT reporter was 
granted a personal interview with 
Donald N. Kcughan, assistant ed- 
itor of the present Quill. Koughao 
expressed the opinion that the 
forthcoming issue will be as good, 
if not better, than ever, and he 
hopes that the Quill, which is the 
only campus outlet for the literary 
produce of the student body, will 
continue to flourish despite the war 
which, thus far, has robbed it of 
its chief contributors. 

Unfortunately, several factors 
have contributed to the late pub- 
lication of the issue which is ex- 
pected to appear at about Com- 
mencement time. The editors ex- 
perienced considerable difficulty in 
collecting enough material to fill 
the magazine, and they were fur- 
ther hampered by the continued 
illness of Crawford Thayer, one of 
the leading editors and contrib- 

The coming issue will not be pub- 
lished in time for Professor Means 
to review it in the ORIENT. 

By Paul Eames 

Last Monday evening in the 
Mculton Union, Dr. Charles U. 
Clark spoke on "Italy During the 
War." Dr. Clark has been a mem- 
ber of the Yale University faculty 
and has travelled extensively 
abroad. He has been making a tour 
of the country lecturing on Italy 
and the Balkans since the entry of 
the United States into the conflict. 

Dr. Clark first visited Italy as a 
student in 1898, staying there for 
three years. In 1917 he was active 
in Italy and America in military 
intelligence and propaganda be- 
tween both countries. He was last 
in Italy in 1940 during the fall of 
France and the entry of Italy into 
this war en the side of the Axis. He 
lectured at that time at Univer- 
sity of Genoa. He commented that 
even at that time the Italian peo- 
ple were starving. 

He explaining in passing that the 
Italian, people in general have no 
feeling of the anti-semetism that 
the German people show. Until the 
connection between the two gov- 
ernments, there was no notice of 
any kind taken of the race of peo- 
ple in the government Or in busi- 

Italy, Dr. Clark explained, is 
about the size and shape of the 
state of California. However, there 
is an enormous difference between 
the two areas in the facts that the 
population of California, which we 
consider crowded, is seven million, 
while that of Italy is forty million; 
almost fifty per cent of the Italian 
peninsula is incapable of cultiva- 
tion; and the country itself is with- 
out coal, oil, iron, copper, wood, 
and other neceaaary materials. He 
explained why Italy found it neces- 
sary to strike into France and the 
Balkans before Germany did, in 
order to have a claim on a share 
of the booty for which Italy had no 
promise worthy of trust. 

Dr. Clark said that the Italian 
people are outspoken in sharp, sar- 
castic criticism' of the policies of 

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Brewster, Sewall, Forrestal 
Speak At Naval Ceremony 

By Hugh Pendexter 

Last Thursday afternoon, at 3:00, the Brunswick Naval 
j Air Station and its three auxiliary stations, Lewiston- Auburn, 
i Sanford, and Rockland were commissioned by the navy in the 
( traditional manner. Governor Sewall, Under Secretary of the 
| Navy James Forrestal, and Senator Brewster spoke briefly. 
The ceremony was followed by a receptic n. 

It is interesting to note that the 
clearing of land for this station and 
the beginning of construction were 
begun in 1932. At that time Bow- 
doin's John J. Magee had charge of 
the E.R.A. here and consequently 
was responsible for the first moves 
toward the building of this air sta- 
tion. ^ 

The commissioning was done in 
true Navy style. The station was 
treated as a ship and was commis- 
sioned as if it were a ship. The 
men think of the airport in nautical 
terms. The floors are decks, the 
windows, ports; the flagpole 
served as a mainmast and the 
ground around it served as a 
quarterdeck on which to hold the 
commissioning ceremony. 

The program was opened by the 
invocation, given by the Rev. T. E. 
Ashby, First Parish Congregational 
Church, Brunswick. Captain H. C. 
Fischer, who has charge of con- 
struction then introduced Gover- 
nor Sewall who delivered a brief 

The Governor's welcome is as 

"There are just three thoughts 
outstanding in my mind at this 

Coffin Reads From 
New Work At Witan 

Wilder Warns Against 
Short Lived Ideals 


Owing to the death of his moth- 
er, Professor Coffin did not con- 
duct the chapel service on Satur- 
day. President Sills opened the 
chapel by expressing the regrets 
and sympathies of the faculty and 
student body to Professor Coffin. 
Professor Daggett spoke on the 
theme of "Seeking after Science," 
taking his text from chapter 12 of 
St. Matthew. 

Kennebec Valley Alumni 
Meet At Augusta House 

On April 8 the Kennebec 
Valley Alumni Association held 
its annual meeting at the Au- 
gusta House. The speakers f >r 
the evening included Adam 
Walsh, Dean Nixon, Seward 
Marsh, Horace Hii:lreth, *2.>. 
President of the Maine Senate, 
and Donald W. Philbrkk. '17, 
Chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Alumni Fund. 

Dr. Wilder of the Newton Theo- 
logical School was the Chapel 
speaker on April 18. He discussed 
the necessity of following ideals 
through. He was introduced by 
Professor Daggett. 

Beginning with an account of 
the homage paid to Jesus by a 
crowd of people on Palm Sunday, 
Dr. Wilder stated that ideals, 
thcugh they may be misguided, 
should be recognized as things of 
worth. There are many cases when 
such ideas have caused the multi- 
tude to rise above themselves. 

There are many times, according 
to Dr. Wilder, when people have 
acclaimed leaders of great ideal- 
istic movements. It happened when 
Woodrow Wilson turned his efforts 
towards world peace. It. happened 
again when Mme. Chiang Kai- 
Chek visited this country but a 
short time ago. 

"People," according to the speak- 
er, "can build dreams. They can 
also deny them. There are times 
when reaction sets in, when ideals 
are destroyed. Yet, in spite of the 
fickleness of the people, causes can 
be developed. Causes have always 
found men to back them. The 
world needs men to continue the 
growth of ideals without once 

There are many who have sacri- 
ficed personal ambition and per- 
sonal greatness, said the speaker, 
to further the cause of an idea. 
Whittier, when he was 33, threw 
away a promising career to back 
Abolitionism. Whittier, stated Dr. 
Wilder, "accepted the burden of 
truth." The completion of ideals 
depends on us. "We must not avoid 
the issues." 

"We must," said Dr. Wilder, 
"avoid purely negative virtues." 
We must not fight wars just to 
maintain the status quo. We must 
keep positive factors before us. 
Said the speaker, "We must be in- 
flexibly resolved to g6 on towards a 
good peace. We cannot stop half 

"The purer an idea is.", stated 
the speaker," the more it attracts 
itself to the people. It is our duty 
to build up ideals and carry them 
into effect. We must fullfil our 
ideals and serve them without 

Last night at a meeting of the 
Witan which was held at the Zeta 
Psi house, Professor Robert P. T. 
Coffin read selections from a new 
book which he is about to publish, 
"Primer for America." After the 
meeting an informal discussion was 
held and refreshments were served. 

"Primer for America" is a book 
of ballads, "elementary poems in 
an elementary style on American 
themes, - ' according to Professor 
Coffin. He says that the writing of 
the book started from one ballad 
about the telephone, which he con- 
siders a typically American insti- 
tution, "Alexander Graham Bell 
did not Invent the Telephone." 
From this start he wrote on other 
American themes, such as the 
country doctor and the "Old Swim- 
ming Hole," "Don't Name Your 
Son with the President's Name," 
"Codfish Sengs," and^cne about 
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Lit- 
tle Woman who Started a Big 
War." These were among the 
poems Professor Coffin read at the 
meeting last night. 

"First is I he joy and satisfaction 
of seeing lands of little value turn- 
ed into resources of great value to 
cur state and nation. 

"Second is the confidence and 
comfort we naturally feel when we 
realize that by the vision and com- 
bined efforts of government, and 
industry we now have here the 
modern .opeiation foundation of 
great striking power. 

"Finally. I like to think that in 
future days of peace this great 
base will b? one of many tying 
Maine and our nation into the 
newly-disccvvred global ocean of 
the air. v 

"As in the days when Maine men 
sailed the American flag through- 
cut the world so we shall operate 
from here the greatest instrument 
of peaceful commerce the world 
has ever seen — the airplane. 

"Thus by the construction of this 
magnificent Naval Air Station we 
move forward from the chaos and 
destruction of war toward a more 
united world of freedom and hope. 

"I therefore congratulate the 
Navy for its vision, the contractor 
for his industry, and the people of 
Maine for having within their bor- 
ders this great resource." I 

This welcome was followed by an 
address by Undersecretary of the 
Navy Forrestal. He spoke of the 
added protection which this base 
"and its satalite fields" would af- 
ford to the northeastern coast. 

"Frcm this field." he said, 
"Naval bombing planes with range 
running to thousands of miles will 
be able to conduct long reconais- 
sance flights which are essential to 
modern Naval warfare." 

He added that this base would 
furnish added protection to all 
Naval craft operating in this part 
of the ocean. 

In speaking of the new com- 
manding officer Mr. Forrestal 
said, "This state will be proud to 
have as its adopted son, the com- 
manding officer of this station — 
Lieutenant Commander Alderman. 
His present duty is a far cry from 
service on the blue Pacific where 
he received the Navy Cross for gal- 
lantry and competence in action 
against the Japanese." 

Senator Brewster, member of the 
Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 
spoke briefly, reminding his audi- 
ence cf Maine's illustrious Naval 
past. He brought the regrets of 
Senator White, and Congressmen 
Hale and Smith who were unable 
to be present because of pressing 

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Bowdoin Has Much To Offer Post- 
war Students, Thinks Phil Hoffman 

By Phil Hoffman 

One topic of desultory specula- 
Uon around the halls of the alma 
mater and the local beer joints is 
whether service-called undergrad- 
uates will ever come back to good 
old Bowdoin in the fall after the 
cannon cease their roaring and the 
army its singing. Let's cast a fishy 
eye over one or two factors which 
lead us (While slightly under the' 
weather) to put up a couple of cop- 
pers that they'd be back. 

At the top of the list we nat- 
urally put the promise of compul- 
sory post-war calisthenics. Every- 
one agrees (especially Hal Curtis, 
()God bless him!) that he never felt 
ruggeder since they were insti- 
tuted and that there's nothing like 
a good brisk push up to clear up a 
tough calculus problem. We've 
asked several students about this, 
and they all said, "Urqwyklm 
skrop billkk ork!" which we 
thought just about covered the sit- 

Next on our list we put triple- 
cut Sunday Chapels. Practically 
everyone has said that when they 
go to a triple-cut chapel nowadays 
they feel triply inspired, a sort of 
triple spiritual benefit seems to re- 

Rivalling this for drawing power 
is Brunswick's ideal location nest- 
ling as it does in the plain between 
New Meadows and Lisbon Falls by 
the sparkling limpid waters of the 
Androscoggin, one of the principal 
trunk line railroad terminals after 
Freeport and before Bath. Given 
peace-time schedules, it is 

a ridiculously simple matter to pull 
out of Brunswick at any time for 
all points north or south by hitch 

Let's not forget either Bruns- 
wick's ideal delayed-action climate 
where spring begins in July and 
winter in January. Dr. Johnson's 
one dollar ($1) cold injection 
treatment is almost guaranteed to 
see you through. Besides, the 
nurses are nice to know. 

Where else can you experience 
the stimulating association and 
guidance of so many wise and 
good men? Brunswick enjoys one 
of the state's largest concentra- 
tions of Ph.D.'s per square mile. 
When you attain the august state 
of a sophomore, you even get to 
call some of the younger ones by 
their first names. However, one 
always wears shirts when they 
come to dinner. 

But all other arguments pale 
(somebody once said that this is 
what arguments do and they've 
been doing it ever since) before 
the argument of Houseparties. 
Who could not endure a liberal 
education if he were assured a 
Christmas and an Ivy Houseparty 
to relieve the strain and what-not 
twice a year. For it is a truism 
that "the best bands of all come to 
the Hyde Athletic Building." You 
may get en the cover of "Life" and 
marry the girl or discover several 
good reasons why you shouldn't; 
in either case you're that much 
ahead. Many alumni trace the real 
beginning (and end) of their col- 
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Vol. LXXIII No. 4 

^ Thursday, April 22, 194S . 

VARIETY . . . . . 

By Paul H. Karnes. Jr. . 

C. B. was visiting Dudley Coe this week, and he wished 
this thing on me. I threatened that I wouldn't write any more 
"LaFayette Hoax" scripts for him, but it only made him more 
happy .... I've got that hoax tale on my brain . . . Ask 
Bob Schnabel ... In German class the other day Professor 
Ham told the class all about it . . . So I went to sleep. Or 
perhaps I should say I neglected to wake up. » 



Mustard and 


By Roger Nichols 

Seeing as how G. William is in 
absentia, the Orient decided that 
the man behind the guns in last 
week's sterling column should 
come up to the front for a peek at 
things. In this our first attempt at 
journalism we decided to look to 
the country's leading columnists 
for help, and according to the 
Orient these include Hornberger 
and Mrs. Roosevelt. After a brief 
look at the preceding Orients, 
without further ado we chose the 
darling of the D.U.'s. Mrs. Roose- 
velt. We now proudly present to 
you the • Bowdoin version of My 

m - c 
7.44 A.M. Awoke. Got out of 
our upper bunk. Miscalculated 
and ended up In the bottom 
drawer of the dresser. With the 
aid of three crowbars and a 
Mow-torch we were extricated. 
Fell down stairs. Snagged a 
donut on the run, whipped on 
our peaked hat and black cloak. 
Hopped on to our broomstick 
and whisked ourselves off to 
Witchcraft 1-2, fondly known as 
Psychology. There, after an 
hour's sleep disturbed only by 
the sonorous hum of tops, color 
wheels and such, the noise of 
tumbling alphabet Mocks, and 
the roar of chained morons who, 
It is rumored, passed the 
course, we emerged from the 
musty depths, got accustomed to 
the fresh air, and proceeded to 
Stm worship 2 (Navigation). 

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9:00 In going to Sunworship the 
following steps are entailed: 

1. Look at the sun. If out, one 
must plan to shoot. With a sextant 
of course. If in, one proceeds to the 
debating room of the Library for 
a good hour's nap. 

2. If we are to shoot it, we pro- 
ceed to the Physics Lab, sneak in 
past the O.D. and run off with a 

3. If you are in doubt as to 
whether the sun is in or out, one 
must find Commander Little of 
College Physics fame. Or notori- 
ety. He will be in one of four 
places. Physics Lab, Library, Art 
Building terrace, or home in bed. 
Take your choice or send out car- 
rier pigeons. 

m - c 
10:00. We borrow a clgaret 
from someone. Not B. Weeks 
.Morse, he has only snipes. Then 
• we proceed to Drowning 1-2. 
Entering the gym we slink past 
our little chum W. Morgan and 
eater the pool. This Is particu- 
larly repulsive because It re- 
quires a shower. Freshman year 
we had a good system. We took 
one shower a semester whether 
wo needed it or not. Here we are 
taught to carry weighted ob- 
jects while swimming that we 
may be prepared to do our part 
when the Bos'n on our tor- 
pedoed ship hands out. the 16- 
lach guns to be saved for anoth- 
er time. 

m - e 

11:00. We hop over to Physics 

; on our 1932 model differential 

' pogo stick. Ah. yes. Physics is our 

Major, isn't it ? Well, don't hold it 

against us. we were forced into it. 

This consists of listening to private 

name-calling between Messrs 

Christie and Keweney. Splendid 

! entertainemnt. but not conducive 

to good sleeping. Geysers arc 

Robespierre, as far as the 
Orient Is concerned, is dead. 
'Rout time. . .. . O. W. C. Jellied 
him, in more ways than one. . . . 
A few weeks ago this column 
suggested that Deathless Dear 
In the Herald cease to be Death- 
leas. . . . She has disappeared, 
anyway. . . . Seems to be a 
Pyrrhic Victory, though, with 
present replacement from Dixie. 
I would like to see Smiling Jack 
picking up Deathless, Dixie, or 
Orphan in a bushel basket as he 
did Baron Monsoon ... or vice 
versa. . . not that I don't read 
every strip every morning when 
everybody else is swearing at 
me because they want to do the 
same thing. . . 


Odd manifestations of coopera- 
tion between Army, Navy, and 
Civvies have appeared on campus. 
Orient fosters Meteor, undergrad 
students are teaching the Army 
group to swim, and now the 
Meteor headlines the fact that Lt. 
Larson of the Navy unit is helping 
out the Army band. . . . odd, but 
encouraging . . . student swim- 
ming instructors are disappointed 
in the Privates' swimming talent, 
but, "Oh, how they can." count 
off?!" The Army unit has a camou- 
flaged trumpet ... so they can't 
see the guy who plays Reveille to 
shoot at him? . . It was long a 
matter, for speculation with me as 
to what would happen if someone 
should blow Reveille outside Maine 
Hall at 2:30 A.M. ... one of the 
boys said nothing would happen, 
you couldn't wake them if you 
blew the place up, and they're 
awakened by the fire-alarm sys- 
tem anyway . . . and . nobody 
stays awake to turn in false 
alarms ... at night, anyway . . . 

says here ... I hope I 
another Robin with Goose- 
oimpie* . . . last week, that 
was, Sunday it changed warm 
and lovely . . . man aad dog had 
Spring-fever . . . Board walks 
have gone . . . which probably 
means nothing at all . . .A gang 
of Zetes cleaned np their pines 
for the party next week-end last 
Sunday. . . . The Zete librarian 
stood in front of the emporium 
at the south end of the campus 
looking the part In a vest and 
a studied professional air of 
carelessness, with all the doors 
of the library wide open. . . . 
Too bad there are four globes on 
the overhanging light ht the en- 
try way Instead of three . . . 
Guess how "Errol" got his nick- 
name ... 

v - 

To the Genie of the Tower: 
Make up ya mind, wydontcha? 
Some time ago at a little past 5:30 
one afternoon there was a five- 
minute silence from the Chapel 
Chimes while the Army Unit came 
to attention. Then, upon the first 
note of Retreat, "Bowdoin Beata" 
peeled forth . . . Then the other 
day the chimes were kind enough 
to be quiet during Retreat only to 
cap it with an Amen; It 

seems to me that there's a time 
and place for all good things. . . . 


Al Perry has a new hat . . . 
Worn paths are appearing on 
Campos where no path ought to 
be ... it will look pretty poor 
when the grass is green again. 
. . . Let me repeat the Orient's 
recent plea to use the paths. . . . 
Seems like there was a good 
deal more I wanted to get off 
my chest while I had the chance 
. . . like Hank Greenhouse of 

It seems to be Spring 


the Crimson 
here then. 

Ouch! ril stop 

Clark Lecture 

[ Continued from Page I ] 
the government through the stories 
and anecdotes they tell. One typic- 
al example is sufficient. A little be- 
fore Italy entered the war, a for- 
eigner was in a cab driving about 
Rome. They passed long queues in 
front of the Baker's, the Butcher's, 
and the Grocer's shops, and when 
the foreigner asked what the 
crowds were there for, the driver, a 
loyal Italian who did not wish to 
give the foreigner a bad opinion of 
his country, said that these long 
lines of people were waiting to 
see the first, second, and third 
acts of a movie, respectively. After 
the third line had been passed, the 
foreigner asked, "And what is the 
name of this movie?" The Italian 
driver looked at him for a moment, 
then said sadly, "Twenty Years 
After." It was twenty years since 
Mussolini came into power. 

In conclusion, Dr. Clark said that 
he did not know how the war 
would end up with respect to 
Italy. The Italian people are dis- 
couraged, but their condition has 
been about the same for decades 
and they are well used to it. They 
are cynical toward promises from 
either side, and feel they will gain 
nothing which ^ ever side wins. 
They are starving, and it is this 
condition which we will have to 
remedy first. As for a military po- 
lice, every European country will 
have to be policed . because. Dr. 
Clark expects, there will be politic- 
al upheavals in every European 
country as soon as German control 
is lifted. But the Italians, a thor- 
oughly civilized people, will cause 
the least trouble and will accept 
any orderly form of government. 

Dr. Clark received his A.B. at 
Yale in 1897 and his Ph.D. from 
the same school in 1903. He has 
studied and travelled extensively 
abroad, teaching in the American 
Academy at Rome, and at other 
schools in America and Europe, 
and has been the guest of the 
Rumanian government for many 
consecutive years. He is a member 

of Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Beta 
Kappa. Recently he has been lec- 
turing across the United States, on 
Italy and the Balkans. 

Dr. Yang 

spouting. Guns going off. Springs 
reverberating. Etc.. etc. 
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12:10. Chapel. Need we say 

12:30. Lunch. Hash, 
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1:30. We jump into our rick- 
shaw and bound off to Chop-chop. 
(We feel that this course got a 
thorough enough hosing in last 
week's column. We'll let it lie. ) 

m - e 
2:90. We watch baseball prac- 
tice. Notable was the work of 
"All American Boy" Johnstone 
and numerous other little men in 
their gray romper suits. We also 
ate some pea nu ts. 

m • 







6:45. Flicks. 
9:00. The Hole- 
Pickled Eggs!! 
12:00. Bed, etc. 



[ Continued from Page i ] 
the growth of the common law, in 
the authority of precedents, and in 
the development of the unwritten 
constitution some indications of 
how its life and institutions have 
also been much influenced by cus- 
toms . and traditions. But, this 
should be added, that the English 
may wait until the. last minute to 
' act, when they do act they can act 
decisively and hold on to it ten- 
aciously in bulldog fashion, just as 
the Chinese may change slowly, 
but when they do change, they 
change thoroughly. Somebody has 
'once said that in the twentieth cen- 
tury China has hopped from the 
wheelbarrow to the aeroplane. 

British position and policy in 
China have passed through three 
distinct stages. Throughout prac- 
tically the whole period of the 
19th century British influence pre- 
dominated in China and Great 
Britain was the acknowledged 
leader of the Western Powers. She 
was the one who set the pattern 
for others to copy. The second pe- 
riod was the period of the Anglo- 
Japanese Alliance, 1902-1922. when 
she shought, with the aid of Japan, 
to so adjust the balance of power 
among western states having in- 
terest in China which would en- 
able herself to hold the balance. It 
worked pretty well for a while un- 
til at the time of the first World 
War, when Japan seized the first 
violin and started to play such 
strange tunes as the Twenty-one 
Demands, etc. which probably not 
intended to be on the original pro- 
gram at all. Then came the third 
period — the period following the 
Washington Disarmament Confer- 
ence. 1921-1922, when the Nine 
Power Treaty was supposed to 
have been adopted by common con- 
sent as the official rules for the 
game of international politics in 
the Far East, but when it became 
increasingly clear that Japan with 
its aggressive expansion program 
would not abide by its provisions. 
The outstanding fact now is that 
China, America and Great Britain 
are now united in a war against 

As the Chinese and the British 
review the past history of the re- 
lations between their two coun- 
tries I am sure that many, on both 
sides, would wish that some of the 
chapters and perhaps some of the 
parts in each chapter, could have 
been written a little differently. 
Yet withal there has been steadily 
growing up a better understanding 
and mutual appreciation of each 
other's cultural heritage and na- 
tional characteristics, and there 
has been no time when either na- 
tion should find it difficult to re- 
spect the other as a gentleman. 

The two nations are now joined 
together as members of the United 
Nations fighting to save the world 
for humanity. Through hearty co- 
operation and enhanced mutual 
j esteem there is every opportunity 
and every reason to look for the 
placing of Sino- British relations on 
the basis of yet more perfect 
friendship and fellowship. 

Navy and Marine Reservists for 
the most part, are expected to be 
called on or before the first of 
July. Consequently many men are 
wondering whether or not to reg- 
ister for the Summer session, here. 
Profes s or Kendrick advises all 
these men to register, just in case, 
for it costs nothing to register, but 
there would be a fee for a late 
registration. Register and be pre- 
pared in case the Navy Program is 

The results of the V-12 examina- 
tions have started to come. Various 
men have received appointments 
for interviews in Portland at the 
end of the month. 

Budd Call man has received his 
call to the Marines for May 6. It is 
expected that others will get their 
orders soon. 

Men who have registered for 
V-12 are eligible for V-5. Their reg- 
istration for V-5 will not change 
their chance for V-12, nor will 
their registration for V-12 change 
their chances for V-5. 

Pete Hess has been accepted for 
V-5, pending voluntary enlistment. 

Elliot, Griffith, Young, and 
Briggs have been sent to Wesleyan 
in the V-5 Program. MacLean has 
been sent to Williams. 


25 Years Ago 

Headline: "AH Bowdoin Men 
Make Good at Camp Devens." 

Bowdoin lost at Lewiston in an 
exhibition game on Patriot's Day 
afternoon, 8 to 2. 

Coach Jack Magee left for 
France as athletic director with 
the American Army in France. 

From "On the Campus": "House 
parUes are rarer and less elaborate 
this spring on account of the de- 
pleted numbers at most of the 
chapter houses. The Psi U's. how- 
ever, entertained Thursday, and 
the Theta Delts will follow suit on 
the coming Friday." 


Edward" John Morton Drax 
Plunkett, Lord Dunsany, is the 
first Tallman Lecturer. Described 
as the "Irish bard," he spoke on 
"The Arts and Life." 

"Charles F. Thwing Discusses 
Academic Life of Students" — 

I Continued from Page I ] 
bad an idea after all, even if it 
wasn't too good, which is as much 
of a concession as we'll ever 
make. At the start of the year 
the average exerciser was stuck 
at ten pushups, while now almost 
everyone can get into the twenties 
at least. Similar improvements 
have been made in other fields of 
endeavor, such as squat kicks, and 
other alleged muscle-builders. 
Whether the ability to do thirty i 
pushups is going to help any of us ' 
when we hop aboard a Jap in- ; 
fested island, or take part in the I 
invasion of Europe is another 
questionable matter. The fact re- I 
mains, however, that numerous , 
Bowdoin men have gone away to , 
the Air Corp, the Navy, and so i 
forth, and written beck to their 
ivybound buddies that the caiis- 
themes handed out in the services ■ 
are comparatively simple com- j 
pared to those we have here. Well 
one reaction to this might be: "In 
that case, why have them?" A j 
good answer to that is that when j 
we go into the army, life will be ! 
much pleasanter if the exercises 
barely warm us up than if they ■ 
almost killed us, as they might, | 
had we never seen any before. On 
the whole, therefore, the calis- 
thenics program seems- reasonably 

Just as a sideline, there are a 
few things pulled in connection 
with our collegiate muscle build- 
ing around here which are just 
beyond our understanding. There 
are quite a few students in school 
who spend on an average of 20 
hours a week working in one of 
the local factories, or elsewhere. 
This is not easy work, even if it 
isn't backbreaking, and, needless 
to say, makes it rather hard for 
the students in question to get 
their schoolwork done. But, they 
can't be excused from calis- 
thenics. At any rate many of 
them aren't. The college goes to 
the other extreme, however, when 
it wants its athletic field fertilized 
and offers a cal cut for every hoUr 
spent in spreading factory made 
manure over what one of the 
meterologlits in the Meteor 
claimed was the 1,000 acre sur- 
face of Pickard Field. Personal- 
ly, we spent four hours walking 
up and down with a .little dog cart 
behind us. It wasn't easy. In fact 
it was about twice as hard as four 
hours of cal, and as a reward for 
this effort we went over to the 
gym only once the next week, and 

Ten Years Ago 

Headline: "Masquers Seeking 
Five Women, 2 Pair Twins For 

Another headline: "Frosh Enjoy 
Tranquil Banquet After Ten Days 
Of Rising Riots." 

Still another headline: "Dean 
Nixon, Coach Jack Magee Offer 
Views On College Beer." 

still hope sometime to collect $1.60 
in the bargain for the morning's 
services. This, however, hardly 
seems consistent with the policy 
of making the steady workers 
among us take cal just the same. 
Along with the rest of his Mon- 
day morning talk, Adam handed 
out . some good advice for 
muscular conduct during the forth- 
coming ex.^m period. It consists 
of this: Take a little exercise every 
day, whether you have to or not. 
lt will mak.' you (eel better, sleep 
better, eat better, if you can find 
anything to e*t, and study better. 
All this is indisputably very good 
advice, and if followed by every 
one in college it might result in 
good marks where they might have 
been bad? However, if i.t weren't 
for the fact that Damon Runyon 
says nothing between human be- i 
ings is three to one, we would lay 
you three to one that very few 
follow his advice. 


believe that this organ's contribu- 
tion to Bowdoin life has been 
grossly underestimated. Certainly 
it was one of the few pieces of lit- 
erature that was ever read around 
here. We await eagerly Pete 
Clarke's return from desert sands 
to restore this institution. 

Where else are we given such 
boundless opportunities to hob-nob 
with the wise of all ages ? We can 
browse at will in the stacks of 
Hubbard Hall, dipping here and 
dipping there in the accumulated 
wisdom of the centuries. Tours of 
the stacks are especially recom- 
mended at houseparty time; in 
fact, they are seldom overlooked. 
There seems to be a certain intel- 
lectual stimulation, at the time. 

But then, the greatest value 
found in college, perhaps, is the 
opportunity it presents to make 
one's own decisions. The janitor 
doesn't make the beds on Sundays. 
We decide not to make them eith- ; 
er. We rip our pants. We decide to ' 
junk the pants. Such things are in- 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
lege educations to Bowdoin House- 

Then there's tbe "Growler." We stroyers. 

By halting the use of steel [ 
drums 10 pack some 200 products, | 
the U. S. will save enough steel j 
to build two 35,000-ton battleships 
and at least ten hard-hitting de- j 


King's Chapel Tower 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick, Maine 
Dear Editor: 

We, the Genie of the Tower, 
have a mystery which we thought 
you might be able to solve for us. 
The question is. Who played the 
bells on Palm Sunday before 
chapel service? The two Genie 
and the assistant Genie were all in 
other parts of the campus on that 
day when the bells, which usually 
require manual labor to work 
them, suddenly began to peal their 
usual tunes. It is our belief that 
some foreign influence has sneaked 
on campus and is trying to under- 
mine our morale with this intru- 
sion in our secluded tower. 

If you want to preserve the last 
vestige of sanity in the poor Bow- 
doin Genie of the Tower please tell 
us who played the bells last Sun- 
day before chapel. I have lost five 
pounds worrying about it and my 
fellow genie is fading away to a 

We would appreciate it if you 
would persuade Sherlcck Craigie to 
take our case. 

Yours truly. 

The Genie of the Tower 

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watching, hours of hiding under the sea, ail for the moment when he reports over his wartime telephone, 
"All tubes ready, sir! "There'll be other dates, Bill— better ones— in the kind of world you're fighting for. 

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proving ground for cigarettes. Only your 
taste and throat can decide which cigarette 
tastes best to you.. .and how it affects your 
throat. For your taste and throat are abso- 
lutely individual to you. Based on the ex- 
perience of millions of smokers, we believe 
Camels will suit your "T-ZONE" to a"T." 



With men in the Navy, the Army, the Marine 
Corps, and the Coast Guard, the favorite ciga- 
rette is Camel. (Based on actual sales records 
in Canteens and Post Exchanges.) 





By Brook* Leavtt* 

Coach Neil Mahoney. that jesting, likeable Irishman, might justi- 
fiably be called "Bowdoin's Minute Man." Last winter he was asked to 
coach a basketball team; he honestly told the boys the first day out 
that basketball was not his game, and that he had just as much to 
learn on the court as the players themselves did. But they all tackled 
their season with fight and spirit, and, mister, they had the odds against 
them. Calisthenic classes raised the devil with their practice schedule; 
the limited amount of time for practice forced Mahoney to cut his squad 
down to a minimum of players; draft-boards, these merciless children 
of war, felt that the U.S. Army. Navy, and Marine Corps had a better 
claim on the boys than Neil had, and they actively expressed their 
sentiments. On top of all this, the Polar Bears had to conduct their 
daily drills en a court that fell far short of the requirements. Yet there 
were no complaints or excuses. 

polar bearings 
The seaaon was not an outstanding one; the coach 
am* the boy» never elakmed that It was. But the 
people who followed the team did notice sometluag 
that p le a s e d them . . . Bawdoia was never licked; 
they kept cttmMag and climbing until In their toal 
game with Bates they gave aa exhibition of basket- 
ball that made all the efforts of the boys and the 
coach worthwhile. An idea of Bowdoin's improvement 
lander M showy can he fouid la the fact that the 
Polar Bean sliced 25 points off Bates' score la this 
last game as compared to their first game with 
them, and those who followed the team know that 
this wasn't luck. e 

polar hearings 

Well, Bowdoin has called on its "minute man" again. This time 
he's been asked to organize a baseball team in a matter of weeks . . . 
and he's done it. Out of the 200-odd students left in the college Mahoney 
has assembled a baseball aggregation that this writer claims is going to 
hold its own in the Maine competition this season. 

Let's look over the parts of Mahoney's war-time machine. The 
pitching staff consists of Newt Pendleton, Chan Schmalz, Bob Crozier, 
and Lloyd Knight; each one of these boys has shown that he can be 
called on at any time for league pitching. Behind the plate the Polar 
Bears have Bill Muir, Charlie Kehlenbach, and Mort Page. Muir is a 
college veteran in his department, and Page is a freshman with plenty 
of pep and promise. Kehlenbach certainly has the power to hold his 
own. « 

polar bearings ■ 
The infield is becoming tighter ami tighter. John 
"Beast" Taussig, a freshman, is holding down first 
base quite well with his TiO pounds, aad at the 
•tame time is rapping out nice hits. Dick Johnstone, 
a veteran of last year, is performing; efficiently at 
seeond base. Bob Frazier is adroitly snatching up 
grounders at short-stop, while Joe Flanagan is 
handling the ground balls to third nicely and 
flipping them over to first in fine style, 

. The outfield of Bill Talcott, Waller Flanagan, 
Bud Sweet, or Moe Deasmore will he a hard one to 
fool. Incident ly. Talcott has proven himself to bo a 
smart man at the plate. And when Flnnagan starts 
to connect with those mighty swings, the opponents 
might just as well give up the ghost. 

Bowdoin had a tough break in losing its league 
opener to Bates last Monday, especially considering 
the fact that the Polar Bears took Bates the week 
before, 9 to 6, In a practice game. But so It goes, and 
the boys aren't going to let tills hold them down at 

polar bearings 

Let's turn to the Maine Collegiate League possibilities for this 
year. Colby is trying to nab its 25th title; Bowdoin and Bates have tak- 
en 19 apiece, and Maine boasts 15 pennants. Bowdoin definitely has six 
games on its two-week schedule; they play Maine, Colby, and Bates 
two games apiece, and they will undoubtedly play extra games with 
near-by service teams. Long trips are definitely out of the question this 
season for the Polar Bears, but, nevertheless, the fans expect ample 
competition to form in the league itself. And if past years stand for 
anything, they will not be disappointed. It is early yet to be making 
any predictions as concerns league standing, but we might sneak in the 
remark that Bowdoin looks good. 

polar bearings 
So, in closing, we would like to wish "Minute- 
Man Mahoney" the best of luck for the coming sea- 
son, and let him know that we are sure that Bow- 
doin will be as proud of his war-time baseball team 
as they have been of former ones. And just a word 
of warning . . . beware of sabotage at the hands of 
disgruntled calisthenlc pupils. 

AutMourt ,o# nu COCA-CCXA COMTMW M 



Mahoney Men Lose To Bates By 5-4 Score 

Final Examination Schedule 


Examinations in courses not listed will be arranged by the instruc- 
tors. Unless otherwise indicated, examinations will be held in the 
9 A.M. 
History 8 
Latin B 
Literature 2 
Mathematics 4 
Mathematics 6 

2 P.M. 

Chemistry 4 


French B 
French 2 
French 4 
French 6 
French 8 
French 16 

Mathematics A 
Mathematics 1 
Mathematics 2 
Mathematics 10 

Chemistry 6 
Government 1A 
Government 2 
History 10 

English 1 
English 2 
English 26 

Chemistry 1-2 & 2 
Chemistry 11 
History 2 
Sociology 2 
Zoology 4 

Botany 1 
Chemistry 8 
Philosophy 2 

Art 2 (Walker) 
Economics 4 
English 4 
English 56 
History 12 
Physics 14 




Art 4 (Walker) 
Astronomy 2 
Economics 2 
Economics 12 
History 18 
Psychology 4 

Government 14 
Spanish 2 
Zoology 2 

German 2 
German 4 
German 6 

Chemistry 10 
Economics 8 
Government 12 
Psychology 2 



Physics 1 
Physics 2 

Economics 9 
English 14 
Government 8 
Greek 2 
Latin 2 
Physics 4 




Naval Base 

f Continued from Pane i "] 
duties elsewhere. He urged that 
all must remember that this war 
calls for "Unwavering determina- 

The actual commissioning was 
done by Victor D. Herbster, USN 
(ret.) Commander of the Northern 
Air Patrol, which has its headquar- 
ters in Boston. "This commission- 
ing," he said, "brings to a climax 
three years of work in providing 
air protection for our Northeast 
coast. Now in accord with an order 
of the Secretary of the Navy, dated 
April 15, 1943. and in the name of 
the commandant of the First Nav- 
al District I hereby commission 
this Air Station." 

Track Team Plans To 
Meet Bates Monday 

Track Coach Jack Magee has an- 
nounced that there will be a track 
me'et with Bates here next Monday 
afternoon. The meet will be a meet 
in name only, since all the star per- 
formers of both teams have been 
called into the service and no one 
remains but comparatively inex- 
perienced youngsters. The purpose 
of the event, says Jack, is not so 
much to see who will win, but to 
keep up some vestige of the form- 
er athletic relations between the 
two schools. It will in other words 
be sort of an informal formality. 

Neither team has had an oppor- 
tunity for much outdoor practice 
this spring because of the delayed 
arrival of the weather which is 
supposed to accompany this sea- 
son of the year. Practice in the 
Bowdoin cage has been drastically 
curtailed since the baseball team 
has been using it for their indoor 
practice. Bates has suffered sim- 
ilar difficulties. Therefore most of 
the running events have been 
shortened. The 100 haeattoeen cut 
down to 75, the 880 to 609, the 440 
to 300, and the mile to % of a mile. 
Since neither team has a runner 
capable of running two miles at a 
respectable rate of speed, this 
event will probably be done away 
with entirely. The loss of Joe Carey 
lias left Jack without a single dis- 
tance runner, although Joe is re- 
ported to be throwing the javelin 
instead these days. 

Whether there will be any more 
track meets after this one depends 
on the weather, of course, and 
transportation facilities. If there 
are any more, they will undoubt- 
edly be just as informal as the one 
with Bates. . 


Sun Rises 

"We cannot have all we want 
if our soldiers and sailors are to 
have all they need." 

— Franklin D. Rootevelt 

The flag was then raised, while 
the band played "Colors." 

Lieutenant Commander Alder- 
man then said a few words explain- 
ing the field motto, "Brunswick, 
Built for Business." 

"There are a lot of people who 
den't seem to realize that there is 
a war going on," he said, "But j 
there is a war going on and there ( 
are a lot of brave, able, and deter- 
mined men who hate us and all the 
things we stand for. If we do not 
do our job, and do it well, it 
would be better if this base had not 
been built." 

The commander then set the 
watch. The ceremony was closed 
by the benediction given by the 
Rev. J. R. Doherty. St. Charles 
Church, Brunswick. 

Among the Bowdoin guests were 
President and Mrs. Sills, Dean 
Nixon, Professor Hammond, Lieu- 
tenant Commander Little, Major 
Griffin and several members of the 
Bowdoin faculty. 

Now that Bowdoin's new neigh- 
bors have officially moved in we 
1 can expect to see and hear more 
of them through the planes which 
fly over the campus. 


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ly on the number of houses needed 

for eating and rooming purposes. 

s - r 

The hiterfraternlty round! of 
house presidents and stewards is 
the logical body to consider and 
talk over these questions with 
the college authorities. Let's not 
have Just one meeting at the last 
minute where the college author- 
ities merely read off their deci- 
sions. Let's have a series of real 
conferences in which we all have 
a share in presenting our views 
and making decisions. We are 
college men. Our fraternities are 
at stake. We should not Just sit 
back and listen. Initiating the 
idea of conferences and making 
our voices heard is not only our 
right but our duty. We will want 
to have our plans fixed, our 
ranks formed and a soUd front to 
present when pledging really 
gets started. 

• - r 

There was no Sub-Freshman 
Weekend this year. Most of the 
freshmen cannot expect to be here 
over one year. We shall have to be 
doubly energetic, therefore, to con- 
vince them of the value of joining 
a fraternity. 

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Bowdoin has a scheduled Golf ' 
and Tennis meet with Maine this 
Thursday. The teams were not 
organised .it all on Monday eve- 
ning, but hoped to get together 
in time for this first meet of the 
year. The tennis courts and the 
golf course are not yet in useable 
condition due to the cold weather. 
The meet was scheduled early in 
the year and in a year of normal 
weather would not have been too 
earty for both teams and courts 
ami course to be in condition. 
However, the weather may force 
the athletic department to call off 
the meet. 

There will be a Golf and Tennis 
match between Bowdoin and Bates 
on April 27, and there will be a 
State Tournament at Orono on 
May 1 in both Golf and Tennis. 

"The teams are not allowed to 
go out of the stale this year for 
competition and Colby has given 
up Golf and Tennis for the dura- 
tion, but we have scheduled 
matches with the teams which are 
in existence in the state," Mai 
Morrell explained. "It may be 
that, we will have to call off this 
first meet with Maine, but we 
hope to get team and grounds in 
condition in time to go through 
with the match." 

Of last year's tennis team, 
George Griggs is the only remain- 
ing lettermaa Brad Drake, Stan 
Lawry, Hal Curtis, Jim Early, 
Bill McLellan and others who 
played last Spring and Summer, 
have long since gone into the 
army. As far as the golf team is 
concerned, there doesn't appear to 
be anyone left who played last 
year, and "Mooch" Simpson ap- 
pears to be the only student who 
has manifested any interest in a 
possible team It is not for the 
ORIENT to dictate the policies of 
golf team, but we feel fairly safe 
in saying that anyone who likes 
to play golf and who can crawl 
around a regulation course with 
less than 100 blows would be a 
welcome addition to any team 
which maj arise. 

responsible for the finding of the 
entering class. It is also to them, 
through the house corporations, 
that our houses actually belong. 
Consequently, It behooves us not 
to leave them out of our calcula- 
tions. It would be wise for each 
house to contact key alumni urg- 
ing them to direct the freshmen 
they have discovered to get in 
♦ouch with their old fraternities. 
Pledging will be difficult enough 
and anything we can do to facil- 
tate contacts between chapter 
members on campus and the en- 
tering freshmen will be so much 
to the good. 

s - r 

One topic which the interfrater- 
nity council and the college should 
thrash out is the question of 
pledging quotas. The Committee on 
Fraternity Quotas will have its 
work cut out for it and will have 
to be in close touch with the pledg- 
ing campaign. It should be realis- 
tic as well. It may develop that 
one or two chapters will have only 
two or three members left on 
campus this summer. These might 
easily fail to be able to pledge a 
quota of say ten freshmen. On the 
other hand, several other houses 
may have strong groups of ten or 
more upperclassmen easily able to 
absorb five or ten more freshmen 
than their quota of ten. Are the 
residue of freshmen going to re- 
main unpledged or are these 
stronger houses going to be allow- 
ed to pledge them? There will be 
many such problems which will 
call for real statesmanship and 
above all prompt decisions. 

Bowdoin Rally Falls Short, 
But Team Shows Promise 




By Brooks Leavltt 

If anyone said before Monday's 
game that it would be a cold day 
when Bates beat Bowdoin, they 
were right, for in what seemed like 
sub-zero weather to the spectators, 
the Bates' baseball team eeked out 
a 5 to 4 victory over the Polar 
Bears at Brunswick. 

Newt Pendleton, a left-handed 
freshman hurler, teamed up with 
veteran catcher Bill Muir as the 
starting battery for Bowdoin. 
Bates went to the plate first. Pen- 
dleton was hit on the ankle by a 
ground ball from the bat of Bates' 
lead-off man, but nevertheless, he 
continued to pitch. With a man on 
first, the second batter fbed out; 
the third man at the plate was hit, 
by a pitched ball and automatically 
went to first base, forcing the lead- 
off man to second. Mickey Walker, 
Bates' pitcher for the afternoon, 
hit a triple thereby scoring two 
runs. The next man at the plate 
walked. On the following play 
there was a forced out at second, 
but on a throw to that base Walk- 
er came in from third. The next 
batter struck out, and Bates re- 
tired with a three-run advantage. 

Dick Johnstone, lead-off man for 
Bowdoin, flied out to right field; 
Moe Densmore was thrown out at 
first base on the next hit ball. The 
side was retired when Bob Frazier 
lined out to second. 

Pendleton gave a fine exhibition 
of pitching in the top half of the 
second inning, striking out three 
consecutive batters. 

John Taussig opened Bowdoin's 
hitting with a single in the second 
half ot the inning, and went to sec- 
ond on a bad throw. Waller Finna- 
gan followed with a base hit, mov- 
ing Taussig to third. Finnagan 
went to second on the next play. 
Joe Flanagan struck out, and fol- 
lowing this Bill Talcott hit into a 
fielder's choice during which Taus- 
sig scored, making the count 3 to 1. 
On the same play men were tagged 
out at second and third, thus re- 
tiring the side. 

Bates' first batter got a base hit, 
but the next batter Hied out. On 
the same play the man at first was 
caught oil base giving Bowdoin its 
first official doubie-play of the 
season. Bates' third batter was 
throw,n out at first. 

Bowdoin theh took their position 
at the plate. Muir struck out, but 
Pendleton hit a single over second, 
and on the next play Johnstone 
moved him to second base, although 
Johnstone was thrown out on the 
play. Densmore was thrown out at 
first on the next play. 

Bates started off the fourth in- 
ning with a single; the next batter 
was out at first, but the runner ad- 
vanced to second. The man on sec- 
ond went to third on a pass ball, 
and the batter was walked. After 
the next play there were men on 
second and third. Several plays lat- 
er the man on third scored on a 
pass ball, and the man on second 
moved to third. The next batter 
was safe at first base, and a runner 
came in on the play. The runner 
on first stole to second several 
plays later. The fifth batter struck 
out, the sixth man walked, and the 
seventh batter struck out, thereby 

We must also face the fact 
that not a few people are un- 
friendly to the whole idea of 
fraternities. These individuals 
would be just as glad to see the 
Greek letter chapters go under 
as a result of the war and might 
even actively help to see that 
they do. Therefore, those of us 
who want to see our fraternities 
survive must be alert and take 
an active part in the coming 
crisis. The survival of the attest 
is still a working phenomenon, 
and nothing survives unless there 
are people who work to see 
that it does. 

retiring the side. 

Bob Frazier was thrown out at 
first at the beginning of the sec- 
ond half of the fourth inning; Taus- 
sig got a free ticket to first, and 
although he got as far as third 
base on errors, he was left there 
when Finnagan and Flanagan 
struck out. 

Bates' first batter walked, and 
Bob Crozier went in to relieve 
Pendleton, who was moved to left 
field. The next man at the plate hit 
to Flanagan who threw to second, 
catching the runner from first 
base. The man at first was safe, 
and stole second bas'e on the next 
pitch. The batter flied out to Bill 
Talcott, and the runner on second 
advanced to third. The next batter 
was thrown out at first base. 

Talcott opened up Bowdoin's 
rally in the fifth inning with a 
walk, and Bill Maclntyre followed, 
forcing Talcott to second. Pendle- 
ton hit the next ball, and on an er- 
ror the runners were safe all the 
way around. Johnstone struck out ; 
Bud Sweet, an outfielder, walked, 
and in so doing scored Maclntyre. 
The side was retired when Taussig 
and Finnagan struck out. 

Mort Page, a promising fresh- 
man catcher, came in for Muir, and 
Chan Schmalz relieved Crozier at 
the mound. The first batter flied 
out to Flanagan, the second man 
struck out, and the third was 
thrown out at first. 

In this inning for Bowdoin Flan- 
agan struck out, Talcott flied out. 
and Page was thrown out at first. 

Bates' number one batter was 
safe at first on an error; Waller 
Finnagan made a nice catch in 
center field on the next play for the 
first out of the inning. The runner 
on first stole second, but the side 
was retired when the next twoi>at- 
ters flied out to Johnstone and 

Bowdoin's half of this inning was 
short; Pendleton was thrown out 
at first, and Johnstone and 
Schmalz fanned out. Bates' inning 
was equally as short. Flanagan 
threw the .first two batters out at 
first on well executed plays. Finna- 
gan caught a long fly, and the side 
was retired. 

Frazier was tossed out at first at 
the beginning of the last half of the 
eighth, and Taussig flied out to 
deep center field. Although Finna- 
gan was credited with a double, 
the inning was concluded when 
Bob Simpson, who replaced Flan- 
agan at third base, was thrown out 
at first. 

Schmalz walked the first Bates' 
batter in the top half q£ the ninth 
inning; the second batter was 
thrown out at first on a bunt. The 
third hitter got to second, thus ad- 
vancing a runner to third. Here 
Coach Mahoney applied a little of 
the strategy that he has picked up 
in his years of baseball, and he call- 
ed for Schmalz to purposely walk 
the next man so that the bases 
would be loaded, and the chances 
for a double play or force would 
be increased. The following batter 
hit into the infield as the coach had 
hoped, thereby forcing the runner 
from third to home, where he was 
tagged out. Schmalz fanned the 
sixth batter to close the inning. 

Bowdoin went into the ninth in- 
ning on the short end of a 5 to 3 
count. Talcott got on first, and 
Page followed with a hit. Talcott 
went to third on the play. Pendle- 
ton scored Talcott, and Page was 
tagged out at second. Pendleton, 
the tying run, was safe on first. 
Johnstone wacked a nice hit deep 
into the field, but Pendleton was 
tagged at third base. Johnstone 
stole second, but the game ended 
when Walt Donahue, a pinch-hit- 
ter, struck out. 

The game inaugurates the 
league competition for the season, 
and in spite of the adverse weath- 
er conditions, it was a thriller — 
the type which warns that there 
are more close games to follow. 



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A.A.F.T.T.D. No. 22 

The Meteor 

A. A.F.T.T.D. No. 22 

CJoaunaadlng Officer 

Major Charlea W. Griffin 


Captain James F. Gaatweil 



Arthur Jaffe 
AaaocJate Editors 

John B. Dexter • 
Wilson F. Moselcy 
Managing Editors 

Elliot B. Doft 
David R. Hastings 

Feature Editors 

Wallace J. Campbell 

Milton N. Cikins 

Arthur H. White 

Managing Editor of thin Issue 
Elliot B. Doft 

Spring has at last come to the 
Bowdoin campus and brings with 
it the usual host of new things, 
including nature's most pernicious 
malady — Spring fever. This dread* 
ed dementia, which strikes at col- 
lege students more severely than 
anyone else, is characterized by a 
suddenly increased interest in such 
things as baseball, women, and 
other pleasures of life, with a con- 
sequent decrease in attention to 
the Infinitely more prosaic mat- 
ter of studies. 

Most of us had noticed this 
phenomenon many times during 
peace-time, of course, but few 
have considered its manifestations 
during the war. The fact has be- 
come apparent by this time, how-" 
ever, that the disease is just as 
prevalent in wartime as in normal 
times and that army students are 
quite as susceptible as civilian 
students. The chief difference is 
that, since our military studies are 
far more important to the war ef- 
fort than was our work as civil- 
ians. Spring fever can take a 
far costlier toll than before. 

It is an extremely unfortunate 
coincidence that the disease should 
strike this post just as our work 
here hits top speed, with stag- 
gering amounts of home-work to 
be done in every course, and with 
an all-important geography exam 
in the offing. This Is unfortunate, 
but, since the situation is not to 
be avoided, it must be accepted. 
We have noticed, however, that it 
is not being accepted with par- 
ticularly good graces, and that the 
tendency to gripe about our trials 
and tribulations is growing in the 
detactment. Observe the number 
of men who complain to patient 
instructors that geography assign- 
ments are impossible, that we are 
being asked to do far too many 
physics problems each week, and 
that we cannot reasonably be ex- 
pected to write English themes 
outside class. 

On the other hand, however, 
consider the time being spent by 
so many in playing pool in the 
Union, going home on week-end 
passes, lounging in the U. S. O.. 
and in having a good time gen- 
erally. There is certainly some 
incongruity in these contrasting 
pictures; some explanation must 
be made. Most of us will assert 
that we are not wasting time 
when we visit the movies on Sun- 
day afternoon or pass our spare 
time in other recreation, for 
mental relaxation is essential in 
our work. We all argue that we 
deserve our week-ends off. 

We must face the fact, however, 
that this is war and that in it we 
have a job to do, demanding the 
very best that we can give — and 
some more besides. Thousands of 
other American soldiers, not op- 
pressed as wc are with the burden 
of studies, are suffering and lay- 
ing down their lives on the fight- 
ing fronts of the world. If there 
is complaining to be done, they 
should be the ones to do it. For 
ourselves, let us study our geo- 
graphy, plot loci, and calculate 
velocities with all the determina- 
tion of the men who are dropping 
bombs on Kiska. Let us take pride 
in our work as the men who are 
fighting their way toward Tunis 
take pride in theirs. 

Our sacrifices in this war have 
been, thus far. smaller than those 
of most soldiers; surely we can do 
without the luxury of Spring fev- 


Last Monday night we had a 
treat in the way of a short talk 
on the weather service by Major 
Wiggin who stopped here in the 
course of a tour which he was 
making. The major congratulated 
us on our having been accepted 
for this course and tried to im- 
press upon us how fortunate we 
are to be here. 

This perhaps was the first talk 
of meteorology itself which most 
of the men here have heard. 
Major Wiggin explained that we 
will be extremely important offi- 
cers in the Air Corps, for when 
the weather is on the side of an 
army it can be as advantageous 
as many divisions of troops. The 
Major cited the cases of Poland 
and *Norway which were taken 
more easily en account of favor- 
able weather and good predicting 
of it by the enemy. 

Another instance showing the 
importance of accurate weather 
forecasting was the loss of the 
English battleship. The Prince of 
Wales, which was lost because of 
a poor weather forecast by the 
Allies and a good one by the 
enemy. Low clouds covered the 
sailing of the battleship. It was 
predicted that these clouds would 
persist and therefore no fighter 
plane escort was sent with the 
ship. The Japs, however, pre- 
dicted that these clouds would 
disperse, which they did, leaving 
the ship open to attack from 
enemy planes. 

Some men here may wonder 
why they are studying subjects 
which are, or seem to be, so far 
from the work of meteorology 

hirst Sergeant Serves As Liaison 
Between CO. And Enlisted Men 

The First Sergeant of a post in 
an important capacity as a liaison 
between the Commanding Officer 
and the enlisted personnel. Here 
on the post at Bowdoin, Technical 
Sergeant Robert Schurkamp dis- 
charges this and other complex du- 
ties in his efficient and pleasant 

Besides being the person charged 
with the strict carrying out of the 
policies of the Commanding Offic- 
er, the First Sergeant also assists 
the officers in administrative detail, 
prepares reports and records for 
the signature of the Commanding 
Officer, sees that schedules and 
rosters are maintained in athletics, 
recreation, and the issuing of 
passes. Also, in regard to discipline, 
the First Sergeant is charged with 
bringing up enlisted men before 
the post Commander. However, in 


Sunday evening, at 7.00 
o'clock, there will be a mixed 
choral society meeting in Me- 
morial Hall. Present at this 
meeting will be singers from 
Brunswick, Including Brunswick 
High School students. Meteor- 
ology students who are interest- 
ed are also invited. 

minor offenses he himself decides, 
the nature of the discipline. 

Sergeant Schurkamp is from 
Fremont, Michigan, where, in high 
school, he was a member of the 
track and basketball squads. Af- 
ter high school, he worked for 
three years in a machine shop in 
j Detroit prior to his entrance into 
| the Army in May of 1941. After 
reporting at the Camp Grant Re- 
ception Center in Illinois, he was 
; sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 
• souri, a Replacement Training 
Center for Air Corps technicians. 
From there, after advancing 
through the grades of Private 
First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, 
and Staff Sergeant, he was assign- 
ed in July, 1942, to Atlantic City, 
New Jersey, where he served as a 
Flight First Sergeant and advanc- 
ed to Technical Sergeant. On Jan- 
uary 31, •43, came his orders to 
report to»lhis station which was 
then being activated. A recent hap- 
py announcement was the birth of 
a son, Robert Earl, n, to Sergeant 
and Mrs. Schurkamp, on March 25. 

Proud to be a part of this organ- 
ization. Sergeant Schurkamp said 
that the admirable progress made 
so far was due to the excellence of 
the staff here. 


Captain Centwell returns today 
from Atlantic City, where he has 
spent the greater part of a ten- 
day furlough which began on 

i April 13. Visiting his family in 
The Major made an analogy be-j Atlantic Cit the c tain at _ 

■ and medical students m j tended ^ wedding of his young . 

school. ) est daughtc?r . Th e Meteor, speak- 

I ing for the detachment, extends 

I best wishes to the married couple, 

I and welcomes Captain Cantwell 

back to the post. 

! the flying men. 

The Major ended his talk by 
giving the men a little advice on 
how to get some actual experience 
with weather conditions right 
now. Most people who live in 
cities don't even know what kind 
of a cloud formation means that 
rain is soon to come. The Major's 

tween us 
a certain 

They had to study every Mathe- 
matics, Physics and Chemistry 
course the school had to offer be- 
fore they could start on actual 
medical work, and although when 
these men became doctors they 
might not have used .50 per cent 
of the material they studied at 
first, anyone knows that they 
would rath 3r go to a modern doc- 
tor who knows his work. 

To understand the complicated 
process of weather forecasting; an 
officer must have a thorough un- 
derstanding of the basic principles 
involved. For even though he 

advice was to become aware of the 
may have instruments andThe re- I leather around you. Look a,t the 
ports of other men to simplify his skv - the winds > the temperature, 
job, the key tool of the weather the ocean's proximity to you and 
officer is his head. its eD * ect ° n the weather. Be ob- 

The Major again stated that we servant at all times and get to 
are extremely fortunate to bet know wnat is S° in e on in the 
where we are. There are many ; atmosphere around you. Get in 
brilliant soldiers, who. as enlisted ' the nabit of looking at the weath- 

men, read instruments and get 
the information which we will 
have to put together to make 
definite and concise reports for 

er intelligently at all times. Men, 
this is to be vour job for the dura- 
tion, so let's start now and keep 
our skies. 

- ForThe Birds! 

Of "Joes" this week 

There's quite an array. 
Looking them over. 

We'll start with Flight A. 

Men tell the story 

Of last Thursday night. 
When the third and fourth 

Floors had quite a fight 

The challenge was made, 

The time it was set 
Little did they know 

That they'd end up all wet. 

Hubbard, Williams and Doft 
Were the Three Musketeers 

Who went up in glory — 
Came down on their rears. 

The battle is over, 
Stolen brooms returned. 

How long will it be 
'Till the peace treaty's burned? 

Pity the fellows 

In section three. 
Who as the march 

Must constantly 

Be driven insane 

By grunts and by groans 
Which in no way resemble 

Musical tones. 

Yet this is called singing 
By a man of great fame; 

One private Wallace 
Newman by name. , 

Private Tillv 

Of section four 
Has come to live 

With us once more. 

Many Saturday nights 

He's been away. 
We are wondering: 

"Where dia he stay?" 

Last week, however. 

He was found 
Back at home 

Safe and sound. 

The question now is: 
"Had Tilly enough, 

Or is another 
Stealing his stuff?" 

An old timer, with World War 
service, had a yen to get back into 
uniform and go to sea again. He 
looked up a Navy recruiting sta- 
tion and offered his services. On 
entering he was directed to a 
newly-minted ensign, who began 
to interrogate him. 

"What was your service in the 
last war?" asked the ensign. 

"I served in the turret crew on 
the Amonia. replied the old salt. 

"Well, I suppose you realize 
that things are a lot different 
now," commented the officer. 

"So they are; so they are." sigh- 
ed the applicant. "We didn't lose 
the Arizonia in that war." 

Section Ten Is Most 
Baffling Group Of Men 

"Twirl my turban, twirl it again, 
Here comes Section number' ten! 
Why, oh vhy does the Sergeant 
When Section ten goes maching 
We don't know the difference, we 
don't know the sum, 
Atlantic City, here we come!" 

By every law of logic and 
symmetry, a review of the sec- 
tions should normally begin with 
Section One. But where Section 
Ten is concerned, all laws, log- 
ical and otherwise, are automati- 
cally and immediately suspended. 
Men of AAFTTD, No. 22, grit 
your teeth, ciench your fists, brace 
up, and prepare to meet the 
Army's most baffling enigma, Sec- 
tion Ten. 

How a group of apparently 
normal individuals, each display- 
ing no outward signs of intra- 
psychic ataxia, dementia precox, 
or screwia loosen tia, can when 
thrown together, result in any- 
| thing like Section Ten. is a prob- 
i lem which is stumping such ex- 
. perts as Sergeant Mills, Einstein, 

■ and Mr. A.ithony. 

Consider, for a moment, the 

■ now famous episode of the ringf- 
I ing of the bell. Who dood it ? 
I Was he from Six, Seven, Eight or 

Nine? rhe e foremen tioned blush 
j with shame even to think that 
I one of their members could have 
' perpetrated the dastardly deed. 

Not so Section Ten! Upon their 
collective shoulders they have as- 
sumed the mantle of guilt and 
now proudly proclaim: 

"My name is Murray Fisher (or 
John McCarthy or any Section 
Ten Joe). 
I'm the ringer of the bell; 
A credit to old Section Ten, • 
I am, I am like . 

I ring it once, I ring it twice, 
And then I run like ; 

A credit j.o old Section Ten, 
The ringer of the bell! 

I like to stay in week-ends 
And learn my lessons well; 

So every cime I get a chance, 
I ring the nearest bell. 

The Sergeant's nuts about me. 
The Captain thinks I'm swell 

Because I make them jump with 
By the ringing on the bell." 

But movements are astir to re- 
form and civilize the beloved 
Tenth. Pvt. Brigoff took the first 
step in this direction Saturday, 
when he led the section from the 
gloomy depths of the end of the 
chow line to the comparative sun- 
ny brilliance of fourth place. Much 
credit is due Pvt. Prigoflf, who, in 
the last meeting of Section Ten's 
drill council, finally secured 
unanimity of opinion as to the 
relative directions of left and 
rignt face i nd of column left and 
right. i 

Men, the day is fast approach- 
ing when, during drill competition, 
the other sections of the detach- 
ment will no longer be able to 
say with the assurance of the past, 
"Well, anyway, we can't do so bad 
as Section Ten." 

For an official statement, how- 
ever, on the standing of Section 
Ten, let us lefer to the man whose 
patience, once the tangent, is now 
rapidly dropping to the cost! Says 

"My name is Sergeant Mills, 
And I'm in love with Section 
I bawl them out in the morning 

And then at noon again; 
I keep tham here at week-ends, 
• To clean the barracks well 
Because I think that one of them 
Is the dinger of the bell." v 

Major Griffin Views 
Weekly Inspection 

Men in the detachment were 
honored and pleased last Satur- 
day, when Major Criffin conducted 
the weekly inspection. Attending 
the drill competition for the first 
time, the Major expressed his 
satisfaction with the results he ob- 

In first place as a result of the 
competition are Section 3 of 
Flight A and Section 7 of Flight 
B. In the competition, which was 
somewhat inferior to those of 
previous weeks, Section 3 moved 
from last place in the Flight to 
the top of the list. The boys of 
Section 5 weren't quite so alive 
last Saturday and yielded first 
place in the contest, but man- 
aged to stay ahead of the rest of 
the field. The Once-proud Section 
2 dropped to a new level of 
ignominy when it stumbled into 
fifth place, barely nosing out a 
very seedy Section 1. 

In Flight B, the first two posi- 
tions remained the same as last 
week, with Sections 7 and 9 com- 
ing out on top again. Section 10 
chalked up a moral victory in 
moving from fifth place to a bril- 
liant fourth. Its place at the end 
of the chow line is now being tak- 
en by Section 6. 

Voted the best leaders in their 
respective flights were Bill Cole 
of Section C- and Stanley Godle- 
wski of Section 7. Two other out- 
standing soldiers in the competi- 
tion of Saturday were John Gro- 
gan from Section 5 ("his step is 
good, his cadence fine . . .") and 
Victor Fuchs who was really dis- 
graced last v.eek when his section, 
Number 6. came out last. 

Due to the military law lectures 
being given this week, there will 
be no drill competition on Satur- 
day. Section leaders of this week 
will continue for another week, 
and the same eating order will be 



About the week of May 15-23 — 
need we say more? 


Here are the very latest facts 
on the situation: The army rule 
pn furloughs for schools like this 
is that no student is eligible for 
a furlough before six months, but 
that 28 Jays of furlough will' an- 
nually be granted to each man. 
On the other hand, every 13th 
week is to be frqe v rr6rrt: studies. 
Therefore, rr.esent plans' for the 
week of May 15-23, which is the 
13th week, but which lies within 
the province of the six month fur- 
lough injunction, are that we are 
to drill that week. However, and 
this is a big however, every effort 
is being made to obtain time off 
for the men, and there is every 
possibility that at least three days 
of the seven will be very pleasant. 
There is also the caution that all 
should observe with regard to this 
situation, and that is, don't jump 
to conclusions. Though the above 
is trie very latest news on this sub- 
ject, there is always the prob- 
ability of a last minute reversal 
of policy. 


The obstacle^ course now under 
construction will prove insur- 

In the words of Sergeant Mills: 
"It will be good and rough, but 
not by any means killing." Here 
is what it will look like: Thirteen 
units, 400 yards long, about 30 
yards between each. Included in 
the 13 units will be roperclimbing, 
water hazards, arm-swinging exer- 
cises, and balanced beams. 

First Service Command 
Inspects Detachment 

A group of officers headed by 
Lieut. -Colonel Johnson, Air In- 
spector of the First Service Com- 
mand's Schools' Department, and 
including Captain Fowler, Cap- 
tain O'Shsa, and Warrant Officer 
Bond, thoroughly inspected De- 
tachment No. 22 on Thursday, 
April 15. Though the results are 
not yet officially known, the De- 
tachment is not expected to have 
proved unsatisfactory in any ser- 
ious respect. 

As all inspections go, this one 
was not without its humorous 
sidelights. Take for example, the 
lad in Flight A, who, when asked 
if he were wearing his "dog" 
(identifications) tags, nervously 
atempted to breathe deeply in the 
hope that the tags might jingle 
and thus assure him of their 
presence, but this manoeuver 
proving unsuccessful, he had to 
admit his uncertainty with the 
answer: "I don't know, sir." 
"Well," came the cutting reply, 
"do you know whether you have 
your pants on?" Then there was 
the fellow, who, when asked: 
"When did you 'see the barber 
last?," somewhow confused the 
word "barber" with the word bath 
and answered cheerfully: "I took 
a shower yesterday, sir." The 
Colonel strode quickly on, after 
this, a bewildered look in his eye. 


Good news for socialites in the 
detachment was the announcement 
last week that a second post dance 
is to be held in Moulton Union on 
May 1. The committee in charge of 
preparations for the event is head- 
ed by Charles Marshall of Section 

The dance, which comes as a 
consequence of the great success of 
the first one, held on April 3, and 
of the resulting popular demand for 
another, will be similar to this pre- 
vious one, It is expected, however, 
that there will be, not only more 
girls present, but also a greater va- 
riety of music, since many new 
records are to be procured. Those 
who wish to do so, may. as before, 
bring their own dates, but there 
will be plenty of girls there for all 

It was originally planned that 
this second dance would be held 
some weeks earlier, during the 
month of April,, but it had to be 
postponed because the lounge of 
Moulton Union could not be obtain- 
ed. Arrangements have now been 
made with Mr. Lancaster of the 
Union, however, so that the May 1 
date is definite. 

Detachment Organizes 
Military Honor Guard 

The detachment will don its 
"suntans" on May 15. 

The official date for change of 
uniform is June 15, but should the 
weather, become warmer before 
then, a change is possible. 

There has been quite a bit of talk 
about the shortage of butter now 
afflicting us and therefore the of- 
ficial explanation as printed in The 
Boston Herald's Rumor Clinic: 

The armed forces must accumu- 
late reasonable reserves for the 
protection of their supplies. Cur- 
rent butter production has been at 
the seasonal low point. Civilians in 
1942 used more fluid milk, more ice 
cream, more evaporated milk, and 
some other dairy products, drawing 
milk away from butter. Civilians, 
now with higher incomes than in 
the past desire to buy much more 
butter than is available. 

- Off The Record - 

Pvt. Potter (Section 1) was 
asked by the inspecting officer, 
"When did you go to the barber 
last?" Answered Potter, "I took a 
shower last night, sir." 

Pvt. Marsh (Section 4) says that 
he is glad he is not a 'four star" 
General. R e a s o n — "There's no 
chance of advancement." 

This column deserves some note 
for its prediction of last week. As 
predicted, Section 10 is now in 
fourth . place — keep it up, boys. 
The way we figured it out, you 
should be first on the chow line 
the week of May 15 — if not soon- 
er. E)on't disappoint us. 

Some praise should go to Sec- 
tion 3 — they were in last place last 
week. And this week they hit the 
number one spot. They're pretty 
determined to eat chow while it's 
hot — so watch out fellows. 

Please note — the acceleration of 
gravity in Brunswick, Maine, is 
980.631. You'd be surprised— it 
makes all the difference in the 

"For a man to pretend to under- 
stand women is bad manners; for 

him to really understand them is 
bad morals." — Henry James 

She: "I'm perfect" 

He: "I'm practice." 

If you don't have the price of a 
bond, buy a war stamp. 

A lecture is that process where- 
by ideas pass from the notebook 
of the instructor to the notebook 
of the student without affecting 
the mind of either. 

We all hope that Pvt. Paul Ras- 
back will be out of the infirmary 
soon — he's laid up with a mild case 
of tonsilitis. 

Pvt. Ogliby is at Fort Williams 
hospital. He's being treated for a 
case of eczema. We all hope to see 
him "on the beam" very soon. 

"Counting sheep is no fun. Most 
men would rather count calves." — 
Harry L. Hunting, Jr. 

"A military expert is one who 
tells you what's going to happen 
tomorrow — then tells you why it 
didn't."— John B. Kennedy. 

"What the average man likes 
about the average girl is his arms" 

The latest and most recent con- 1 
ception of the members of this sta- 
tion has been the organization of a 
military honor guard. 

Formed under the able direction 
of Sergeant Connelly, this group 
which had its first meeting last 
Sunday is destined to do great and 
tough things for the Bowdoin pre- 

Their major endeavor will be 
precision drill and making out of 
those who participate a unique 
part of the activity of the Bowdoin 
campus. When it was first con- 
ceived in the minds of many of the 
enlisted men, it was first thought 
of as a drill team in which the best 
among us could show their wares. 
But now under this new program, 
there is an opportunity for the 
most energetic of the men here to 
learn and participate in a vital 
military function. 

Once the training of these men 
gets under way, and they become 
familiar with the manoeuvers 
which have been instilled into them, 
then the honor guard will be alfte 
to give exhibitions in precision drill 
work and split-second timing in 
marching manoeuvers. 

The first three weeks will con- 
sist of primary precision drill with 
which we are all familiar and have 
practiced in our morning drill pe- 
riod. The primary purpose of this 
elementary beginning is for the! 
men to be able to function as one ' 
coordinate team. As cooperation 
and teamwork are essential to the 
efficient operation of any unit. Ser- 
geant Connelly has wisely seen to 
it that at least this group will have 
all these qualities for a top-notch 
outfit. Secondly, it will be neces- 
sary for the men to get used to 
responding quickly and efficiently 
to the.Sergeant's commands, there- 
fore these three primary weeks 
will be hejpfuj in that respect. It 
is necessary that any group be able 
to almost interpret the inflection 
of the leader's voice so that even 
at a distance, they may correctly 
understand these commands. Now 
we are trained to act upon the 
voice signal of our section leaders 
and officers. But in a unit like this 
where split -second timing is of the 
utmost importance, knowing your 
leader's voice is vital. The last rea- 
son for the introductory sessions 
is that just as we men have to 
know how to obey commands, so 
also must the leader have practice 

in giving them. As you section 
leaders doubtless know, it is no 
simple act to control the actions of 
a group of men, smartly and pre- 

After these preliminary stages of 
organization have been left behind, 
the unit will begin the Marine Drill 
by squads. This may seem vaguely 
familiar to some, since it is the 
way section five won first place 
two weeks ago. With all the work 
being done on Pickard Field, by 
some it will seem quite a task of 
spreading four squads, over the 
field's 100-acre surface, and only 
hope that they could find their way 
back safely. 

With the successful accomplish- 
ment of the foregoing and monkey 
drill (that of executing a move- 
ment after coming to a halt), there 
will be more and greater heights to 
strive for. 

With the tantalizing bugle of 
Private Dexter to guide them, the 
Military Honor Guard will execute 
movement by bugle call. Combined 
with this same bugle instruction 
will be the execution of manoeu- 
vers by the blast of a whistle. Be- 
sides getting the marching perfect, 
they will have to know exactly 
what is the next manoeuver, and 
be rea c dy to execute it at the blast 
of a whistle. 

The men will also learn informal 
guard mount whereby the guards at 
a post are regularly changed with 
the snap and bearing of a military 

Upon the arrival of our pieces, 
they will become expert in the 
Manual of Arms and thereafter be- 
come a part of the Retreat Forma- 
tion. The band which will also par- 
ticipate in Retreat, will work in di- 
rect cooperation with the Honor 
Guard, so as to provide a uniform 
and outstanding drill group to the 

It was suggested by one of our 
leading privates at the last meet- 
ing that this guard stand duty at 
the dances. There being a formal 
presentation of colors with the 
playing of the National Anthem, 
they will post guard by the colors 
during the dance with the cere- 
monial change of guard. 

There is also discussion under 
way whereby there might be a pa- 
rade scheduled for Memorial Day. 

Sundays at 12.45 p.m.. when you 
will see these stout-hearted men, 
with leggings, they'll be in there 
"right on the beam." 

Rules By W Inch A Great Detachment 
May Be Reduced To A Poor One 

The fifth columnist sinisterly 
whispered that he could not shoot 
a gun, but that he knew how to 
make a poor army of a great one. 
Even if, as a simple disciple of 
Private Hargrove, you know of 
their methods and of your uncon- 
scious ways of helping them. 

The true, simple-hearted Amer- 
ican would counsel you thus: 
Soldiers, consider yourselves col- 
ored vegetables — the Irish, green; 
the Communists, red; etc. Then, 
as a part df our great nation 
you're vegetables in the melting- 
pot— the great national one you've 
beard so much about. The pot in 
its now fiercely heated stage can 
boil away all social and political 
intolerances and produce a vege- 
table whose component vitamins 
are V. I, C, T, O, R and Y. You 
must throw yourselves right into 

Lecture On Military 
Law Comes Tonight 

Tonight in Memorial Hall, men 
of the detachment will hear the 
fourth and last of the series of lec- 
tures on military law given this 
week by Captain Jones of the 1 
Judge Advocate's office in Boston. 
The lectures, part of the required 
training of all men in the army, 
have thus far covered the essen- 
tial parts of the Articles of War, 
soldier's law, and will finish to- 
night wtih a demonstration of the 
operation of military courts. 

This is not the last taste of mil- 
itary law that will be given the 
men in this course of training, for 
upon promotion to the A course 
there will be a much more com- 
plete study of the subject, 38 
hours being devoted to it. This 
more advanced treatment is pre- 
sented to all potential officers, in- 
cluding OCS men and West Point 
cadets, although the latter study a 
full year course in military law. 

Those who study in the A course 
at MIT may be fortunate enough 
to receive military law instruction 
from Captain Jones, the lecturer of 
this week, for he is on the meteor- 
ology faculty at that institution. 
The Captain, formerly a practicing 
civilian lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona, 
is also instructing potential officers 
at several other universities, in- 
cluding Harvard. 

I the pot, though. You will have to 
jcalmp your loot on -the rumor 
bug that sometimes makes the 
| stew distasteful. You must be in 
j the pot as well as on the ball. 

Really, fellows, you can't swal- 
. low such soft-hearted stuff. Your 
j minds are mature and analytical 
! enough to realize the insecurity 
j and weakness of ideals. You must 
lhave something concrete, some- 
i thing real— something you can 
j sink your teeth into. I have that 
I something, and. by following my 
! simple rules with unabated zeal, 
j you can make this the most putrid 
i detachment on the whole Atlantic 
| seaboard. 

Hear ye! Hear ye! Slackers 
ja.ll! The Ten Commandments! 

1. Tell vour girl and (to show 
no impartiality) everybody else's 

(girl what you do, know, or think 
j you might ft-asibly have overheard 
| a tray with all types of warm. 

2. March solvcnly between 
classes -especially when inspect- 
ing officers are around. 

3. Pull «n "Allegreya" at every 

4. If you ever have the chance, 
goof off. What difference will 
just one man make if all the oth- 
ers keep on the ball? 

5. Kick about the food or 
something else. Gosh, at Atlantic 
City you only had one pan to take 
care of. Up here they clutter up 
a tray with all aypes of warm, 
clean dishes. 

6. Make as much noise as pos- 
sible in the dorms even if the 
other fellows are trying to study. 
If you can t have the right of free 
speech wny is this nation at war? 

7. Don't just sleep in a class. 
Try to snore to prevent others 
from giving- attention. Why 
should some take advantage of 
their insomnia while others let 
nature take its course? 

8. Leave your shades up at 
night. It is the selfish man who 
will not share his light with oth- 

9. Walk on the college grass 
at every opportunity. It has only 
been growing as/ college grass for 
150 years, so its ready to kick in 
its chips. 

10. Finally, do everything pos- 
lble to hurt the Major and the 

Captain. They treat us like dirt. 
Furthermore, they keep all the 
good clothes from Fort Williams 
for themselves. I know. 






VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 5 

College Will Take Over Fraternity Houses On June 1st 

14- Week Summer Session Features "100" Courses 

Previous Freshmen Course 
Requirements Abolished 

By Dana Little 

Bowdoin's second summer session of two seven-week pe- 
riods will start officially on Monday, June 21, and end Sep- 
tember 25 Professor Herbert R. Brown announced to the 
Orient early this week. The fall session is being moved ahead 
to October 7. 

This year's summer session will 
differ in many ways from last 
years, Professor Brown said, in 
the first place, a wider variety 
and an extended number of cours- 
es will be offered. Each depart- 
ment will offer what are to be 
known as "100" courses. Under 
this arrangement a student pursu- 
ing advanced work in a parti».u- 
lar subject may continue to take 
courses on a more or less tutorial 
basis, although he is the only one 
interested in that particular 
course. This allows for a greater 
variety and considerable flexibil- 
ity in the individual schedules. 

Freshmen entering in June will 
have a much wider choice in sub- 
jects than the freshman who. en- 
tered either last June or last fall. 
All the preliminary courses in 
the various departments ( econo- 
mics 1. 2, history 1, 2, 
1, 2. psychology 1, 2. etc.) will he 
open to the new freshmen, and 
there will be no required courses. 
The object of this arrangement .s 
to make the summer session as 
useful and profitable as possible 
before the new freshmen are call- 
ed into armed services. This sys- | 
tern will allow them Xi t'ike 
courses in which they are panV-., 
ularly interested, as well as those 
which will be of use to them only 
during the war. 

Students may take the regul ir 
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Since both College authorities 
and members of the fraternities 
feel that the continuity of the ac- 
tivities of tMe fraternities is essen- 
tial, most of the chapters have 
held elections for the officers of 
the summer trimester, and the 
other houses are planning elec- 
tions. This is being written on 
Monday, and several other houses 
will probabl> have held their elec- 
tions Wednesday evening before 
this issue 's distributed. 

Richard G. Eaton "44 has been 
elected President of Alpha Delta 
Phi, but since he expects to grad- 
uate in May, a new President will 
have to be elected for the sum- 
mer. John E. Grant '45 is Vice 
President, Brooks R. Leavitt '46. 
Secretary, and Philip H. Philbin 
'45, Steward. 

Chi Psi has elected Thomas U. 
Hall '44 President. Donald R. 
Maxson '45, Vice President, and 
Philip B. Persons '46 Secretary. 

Psi Upsilon has elected Robert 
iN. Frazer '44 President, Arthur 
G. Boylston '44. Vice President, 
Winthrop W. Piper '43, Secretary, 
and Samuel B. Wilder '44, Stew- 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta 
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Bowdoin Repeating 
War Records Set 
In Past Conflicts 

Fun And Baseball Have Been Tops 
With Mahoney During Varied Career 

By Paul Earn** 

A survey of the records of the 
number of Bowdoin men who have 
lent their services to the govern- 
ment in time of war is one of 
Bowdoin's best answers to the 
criticism of the usefulness of a 
liberal education in wartime. 

Bowdoin College is keeping up 
with her past record in this war, 
having a very creditable number 
of men in service already. Al- 
though present records are neces- 
sarily inaccurate and incomplete, 
it is known that the total number 
of Bowdoin men now in service is 
close to 1400, out of an approxi- 
mate total of 5800 living Bowdoin 
men at this time.- This is a trifle 
more than 24 percent, very close 
to the one-in-four ratio of the Civ- 
il War. And of the men in serv- 
ice, about one half are commis- 
sioned officers, while more than 
100 more are in officer training 
or are heading in that direction. 

Proceeding chronologically, 
there is little record of the serv- 
ices of Bowdoin men in the War 
of 1812. Professor Cleaveland's 
"History of Bowdoin College" rec- 
ords the names of two men, one 
a doctor, the other captain of a 
privateer. By 1814, Bowdoin had 
I graduated 46 men, giving a very 
low percentage. It should be re- 
membered, however, that at that 
time the holder of a College de- 
gree almost automatically became 
i a doctor, lawyer, clergyman, or 
! professor, none very warlike. Also, 
I Cleaveland's History only mentions 
I officers who were in fairly impor- 
j tant positions. 

Bowdoin's record in the Civil 
1 War is particularly fine. From the 

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More Army Air Corps 

Men Expected In May 

— , 

College authorities have re* 
ceived definite word that a third 
flight of men in the Army A*r 
Corps Basic Premeteorology unit 
here will arrive some time in the 
middle of May, according to Presi-. 
dent Kenneth C. M. Sills. 

With th«? expected 150 under- 
graduates and an expanded Naval 
unit of aboiit 150, College au'hoii- 
ties expect that there will b» at 
least 600 men studying here 
through the rest of the war. This 
does not allow for other units^ 
such as a group of pre-rwlieaj 
students, which may be assigned, 

Arrangements are betas made 
for additional instructors in ihc 
Mathematics and Physics Depart- 
ments, for housing the men, and 
for feeding them. These arrange • 
ments, however, are as yet indefi- 
nite. It i.s assumed that these 
men will also be under the or- 
ders of the Army officer with 
the unit already on the Campus 
Major Charles Griffin, Co--.mard- 
ing Officer, and Captain James 
F. Cantwell. Adjutant. The >;sw 
flight will probably constitute ,1 
new class, three months benlnd 
the present one, rather than at- 
tempt to catch up with the two 
flights here now. No official word 
has yet been received by the 
Army officials here concern iiig j 
this new group of men. , ! 

Reading Period May 5 

And 6; 301 In College 

Tuesday, .May 4 will be the 
last day of classes this semester. 
The Reading Period will be May 
5 and 6. Examinations will be 
held May 7-15. Number in co- 
lege Saturday morning: 301. 


Commencement Play, 
"The Winter's Tale" 
Scheduled For May 22 

E.R.C. Calls More Men 
To Duty On May 29 

By Brooks Leavitt 

And here we are back to Neil 
Mahoney. Waiting for me on my 
desk last Sunday night was an 
ORIENT assignment to write a 
biography of this already famous 
Bowdoin coach with "human inter- 
est and humor angles." As far as 
your biographer can see, fifty per 
cent of this Irishman is human in- 
terest, and the other fifty per cent 
is humor. 

When I spoke to Neil about writ- 
ing his biography, he was a little 
wary after having been called 
"Bowdoin's Minute Man" the week 
before. But apparently Neil has 
made a success " 'neath Bowdoin 
Pines," and the student body wants 
to know a little more about him. 

Neil was born November 21, 
1906, in Newton, Massachusetts, 
and was raised there. He attended 
Newton High, a school that has 
produced its, share of athletes, 
where he was a star catcher for 
two years. In 1925 he began his 
career at Northeastern University, 
and here he continued his work as 
a catcher. He played ball at 

Northeastern for four years, and 
piloted the varsity in his senior 

At this time there was a lot of 
semi-pro ball being played around 
Boston, and Mahoney was consid- 
ered an outstanding prospect in 
spite of his mere 135 pounds. But 
even though he was a "snappy 
catcher, he didn't have the siit-er 
brawn to put behind the bat, and 
on this account he was held back. 
This was Babe Ruth's era when 
the fans had eyes for the big hit- 
ters and no one else — ball players 
who lacked power at the plate 
were lost, regardless of their field- 
ing ability. During his spell at 
Northeastern Mahoney played 
semi-pro ball in The Blackstone 
Valley League and in Boston's Twi- 
light League; at the time these 
teams offered some of the best ex- 
hibition of baseball. 

After graduating from North- 
eastern, Neil played a hair of a 
year of pro ball in the sunny 
climes of Florida. Evidently the 
climate, the people, or the Mint 

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By Dick Hornberger 

The Bowdoin Orient's version of 
the Rising Sun is, at this point, 
undergoing the same transition 
which the newspapers would have 
us believe that Japan's is. It's 
setting, in other words. Perhaps 
for the duration, perhaps not. In 
view of this lamentable fact, we 
should probably make a very spe- 
cial effort to be at our loathsome 
best this week, but as usual we 
have little or no idea how to at- 
tain this pinnacle of perfection. 
When one write* a feature 
■or thin paper, he doesn't nec- 
essarily have to write about 
anything, as w* have consis- 
tently shown, c'mon two year 
bow. But, when writing Sun 
Rises, one faces not merely the 
question of filling up mo many 
inches of space. There mast be 
a subject, one which will inter- 
est everyone, one which will be 
timely, and, preferably, one 
which will be controversial. 
Yes. a subject. Well for about 
the last two months, various stu- 
dents have complained to us that 
we have never said a word in 
complaint of how the Union is be- 
ing run these days. It seems that 
we are denied the use of it quite 
a bit of the day. and as far as 
we know, are paying the same 
Union dues Well, we'll grant any- 

body that the new setup is a pain 
in the neck, and that something 
should be done about it, but what 
we don't know, and besides, we 
don't want to mix with the army, 
of which we'll soon be a member. 
We don't know and don't care 
whether any mention has been 
made in the Orient about the 
turning on of lights in the col- 
lege library, known to some as 
Hubbard Hall. It seems that 
they have been turned on, or at 
least they were the last time we 
got over that way after dark. 
This the Orient will probably 
consider a signal triumph, and a 
direct result of the article writ- 
ten in the joker issue several 
weeks ago. This, however, is 
not the case. The library author- 
ities just suddenly up and de- 
ckled that the war didn't ef- 
fect the sacred halls of Hub- 
bard Hall half as much as they 
thought it would. 

We only have to write 47 more 
words to reach the ten inch mark, 
and by the time we get through 
telling you all about it. this week's 
chore on the Bowdoin Orient will 
1 be pretty close to completion. In 
fact, seven niore words after fact 
will just about take care of ft, and 
if you don't believe there are 400 
words in this column, count them 
and see. 

It is with deep regret that the 
ORIENT announces the death of 
the Rev. Dr. Daniel Evans of the 
Class of 1890, who passed away 
in the Dudley Coe Infirmary at 
4:30 p. m.. last Saturday. He had 
been attending a meeting of the 
Trustees of the college in the 
morning when he suffered a heart 
attack. Dr. Evans was Chairman 
of 'the Examining Committee and 
a member of the Committee for 
Honorary Degrees. 

Dr. Evans was born in Wales. 
When the family moved to Amer- 
ica, his father became a miner in 
, western Pennsylvania. Daniel went 
to work in the mines at the age of 
seven. Here he remained until he 
! reached the age of 17. Eager for 
1 an education, he worked his way 
through the Bangor Theological 
Seminary. Later he spent two 
years at Bowdoin, receiving his 
degree in 1890. 

After completing his theological 
training, Dr. Evans became pastor 
of the North Congregational 
Church at Cambridge. In 1909 he 
became a Professor at Andover- 
Newton Theological Seminary, 
where he stayed until his retire- 
ment in 1941. He then moved to 
his most recent home in Belmont, 
He wrote a good deal and lec- 
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Professor Nathaniel C. Ken- ! 
drick has announced that the fol- 1 
lowing men in the Army Enlisted : 
Reserve Corps have received or* 
ders to report to Camp DevensjJ 
May 29: Richard H. Bonney, 
Richard C. BriJ,ton„ Russell P. I 
Christopher, Frederick S- Dickson, ' 
John P. DonaJdson. George L. Hi I- ; 
debrand. William E. Hill. Jr.. H. i 
Richard Hornberger. Jr., Melvin 
L. Lehrm-in, William A. McLel- 1 
Ian, Josepn W. Stapleton, Robert ! 
S. Stuart, Arthur A. Tcrrill, Rob- ! 
ert M. Tni?, Norman Waks, 1 and ' 
Carlton M. Woods, Jr. 

All these men are science ma- 
jors, pre-dental students, or pre- 
medical students. Professor Ken- 
drick said that he hoped thn:e 
who already had acceptances 
from medical schools would be al- 
lowed to return to coilege .mmo- 
diately after reporting at Camp 1 
Devens. Others may have to go 
through the 13 weeks of basic 
training before being reassigned 
to college for further study. 

The Masque and Gown mem- 
bership at a meeting last Thurs- 
day voted to plan a summer 
schedule probably of two produc- 
tions to be presented during the 
first term of the session. The new 
Executive Committee will choose 
the plays to be given. One under 
consideration is a new play by 
Jack Kinnard '41. The script has 
been announced for production by 
the Hedgerow Theatre of Jasper 
Deeter but has not yet been pro- 
duced as far is known. The au- 
thor,' who is now serving overseas 
as a civilian clerk for the Army 
Air Force, has granted the Masque 
and Gown permission to produce 
the play. An arena type play has 
also been suggested, as few men 
an campus now have seen, this 
type of play before. 

The permanent cast of the Com- 
mencement Play, "The Winter's 
Tale," by Shakespeare, is now 
complete, as well as changes in 
the text. The rehearsals held so 
far in Memorial Hall will be 
moved outdoors if weather per- 
mits next Saturday. The perform- 
ance will be given on Friday, May 
21, as 2:00 p. m., on the Art 
-Building steps. 

The cast of the play now in- 
cludes as Hermione, Mrs. Mildred 
Thalheimer. who is the director of 
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Sees Two Countries 
Drawn "Closer Together" 
As Result Of War 

Editor's Note: This is Dr. 
Yang's own summary of his third 
and final Tallman Lecture given 
April 20. 
By Dr. Yung-Chlng Yang 

If anybody should ever try to 
make up a list of iSe wonders in 
human history, as peoplo have 
done with the seven won- 
ders in the world, one of the ob- 
jects which can surely receive 
Consideration will be the tradi- 
tional friendship between Chin i 
and America, for Sino-American 
friendship is indeed an object of 
matchless grandeur and infinite 

As well said by Madame Chiang 
Kai Shek, "the hundred sixty 
years of traditional* friendship be- 
tween our two great peoples, 
China and America, which has 
never been marred by misunder- 
standing, is unsurpassed in the an- 
nals of the world." We may per- 
haps also add that it is unparal- 
leled in any other part of the 

In these days of storm and 
stress, which are so easy to make 
people feel blue and make the 
whole horizon appear dark and 
gloomy, Sino-American friendship 
suggests to our mind the picture 
of a perfect arch of a glorious 
rainbow, holding out promises of 
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Visiting Committee Did Not 
Decide House Assignments 

By Paul Karnes 

The College will take over all eleven fraternity houses on 
June 1, it was agreed tentatively at the meeting of the Visit- 
ing Committee held last Friday and Saturday. The committee 
met to consider the college budget for the new fiscal year and 
to consider the report of the special conmittee on fraternity 





Dr. Hammond, director of ad- 
missions, has made it known that 
the number of summer freshmen 
will probably be very much larger 
than the number of summer fresh- 
men of last year. Although more 
than 100 applications have been 
received, it is still unknown as to 
how many will enter in the sum- 
mer session. 

The admissions office is very 
busy at present receiving appli- 
cations and records and sending 
out formal certificates of admis- 
sion. Some of these certificates 
were sent out last week, but there 
have been few replies as yet. Dr. 
Hammond does not expect that all 
of the men who receive these cer- 
tificates will enter. Taking into 
consideration all of the things 
which might happen between now 
and the opening of the summer 
trimester. Dr. Hammond declined 
to make any prediction as to the 
probable number of men who 
would enter Bowdoin in June. 

Bowdoin on the Air is one of the 
few college activities which will be 
able to survive the crisis caused 
by men leaving college. "At the 
present time," Crawford B. Thay- 
er, director of the program an- 
nounced, "we have a schedule 
will take us through July 20." The 
programs will continue throughout 
the summer, but the schedule af- 
ter July. 20, has not been decided 
upon. t 

Tuesday evening at 8:00, Alfred 
O. Gross of the Biology Depart- 
ment gave a talk on birds. The 
talk was accompanied by a group 
of bird-call recordings. 

The next program in the series, will be presented May 11. 
will be a dramatization of the 
"LaFayette Hoax." The story was 
taken from Cleaveland's "History 
of Bowdoin College." The Drama- 
tization was written by Paul H. 
Eames, Jr. '46. It concerns the 
conferring of an honorary degree 
of LI. D. upon LaFayette. The 
script, including the setting, ,the 
time, and the characters are as 
nearly authentic as possible. Most 
of the characters are known to 
have taken part in the Hoax, and 
the people and places mentioned 
are known to have been in the 
town at that time. 

The only source in which any 
account of the Hoax can be 
found, is Cleaveland's "History of 
Bowdoin College." The author got 
his information from a letter he 
received telling him his nephew, 
John Cleaveland, had impersonated 
LaFayette at Brunswick. Despite 
the lack of proof, it is fairly cer- 
tain that the Hoax did take place. 

This is* the first attempt by 

Bowdoin on the Air to present a 

dramatization of this type. It will 

be directed by Crawford B. Thay- 

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Freshmen And Seniors 
Enter Writing Contest 

A contest for the Brown Com- 
position Prizes for Seniors and the 
David Sewall Premium for Fresh- 
men will be held in Memorial Hall, 
room 101, at 7.00 p.m. tomorrow 
evening. Both contests will be for 
"excellence in extemporaneous 
English composition." All those 
who are Seniors, now and have not 
yet had a chance to enter the con- 
test are eligible for the Brown 
Prizes, while all students uo to 
their third semester, not yet hav- 
ing had the opportunity of enter- 
ing the contest for the David 
Sewall Premium may do so at this 

The Brown Composition Prizes 
are two prizes, three-fifths and 
two-fifths of the annual income of 
a fund of $1,431, established in 
1874 by Philip G. Brown, of the 
class of 1877, in memory of Philip 
Henry Brown, Esq., of the class of 
1851. They are offered to members 
of the Senior Class for excellence 
in Extemporaneous English Com- 

The David Sewall Premium is 
the annual income of $238, which 
is awarded to a member of the 
Freshman class for excellence in- 
English Composition. It was estab- 
lished in 1795. 

On Friday, May 14, there wdl be 
a special chapel to commemorate 
the 25th year of the presidency of 
Kenneth C. M. Sills. The men ir- 
charge of the program have"? iutle 
to say about what will actually oc- 
cur, but it is to be a chapel cele- 
brating the President's anniver- 
sary. The college choir will partici- 
pate in the program in its next to 
last appearance of the semester. 

The Choir is to sing "Adoramus 
Te" by Palestrina, antiphonaliy. on 
Sunday in the closing Sunday 
Chapel. On Monday the Choir will 
sing "Laudamus" by Protheroe. 
The last appearance of the choir of 
the semester, and possibly the last 
for some time will be at com- 
mencement. A large part of the i 
choir is remaining in college for 
commencement in order to sing 
together for what will be for many 
of the men, the last time. 

In the line of Musical activities 
Peter Mason and John MacMoran 
will play a duet for violin and or- 
gan, "Cavatina" by Joachim RafT, 
in chapel on Friday. In the last 
regular chapel service Hugh Pen- 
dexter III will sing the recitative 
"Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His 
Heart" and air "Behold and See" 
from Handel's Messiah. 

The annual election of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association is unusu- 
al this year in that there are no 
vacancies on the Board of Over- 
seers to be filled. The Nominating 
Committee of the Alumni Council 
has presented the following slate 
of nominees for election to the 
Alumni Council and for Directors 
of the Alumni Fund: 

Alumni Council: Dr. William 
Holt 12. William J. Nixon 13, El- 
roy O. LaCasce '14, Rev. Joseph C. 
MacDonald '15, Don J. Edwards 
'16, Edward Humphrey '17, San- 
ford B. Cousins '20, Philip R. Lov- 
ell '21, Donald J. Eames '23, Jos- 
eph A. Aldred '24, Charles S. Bra- 
deen '26, Richard S. Chapman '28. 

Fund Directors: Edward P. Gar- 
land '16, Harold H. Sampson '17, 
Bela W. Norton L8, Karl A. Wood- 
man 18, Emerson W. Zeitler '20, 
Francis P. Freeman '22, Elliot P. 
Perkins '23, Theodore L. Fowler 
'24, Charles L. Hildreth '25, John 
W. Tarbell '26, Parkin Briggs '29 
John H. Fryc '38. 

The customary four are to be 
selected as members of the Alum- 
ni Council but, because of a va- 
cancy by lesignation, four Fund 
Direqtors are being voted upon in- 
stead of the usual three. Only 
signed ballots received by May 15 
are counted. The results of the 
election will be announced at 
Comme ncemeh t . 


Coming Events 

Fri. April SO— Chapel. Doctor 
Russell presiding. Peter Mason 
'46, violinist, and John Mac- 
Morran '46, organist, will play. 
7.30 p.m. Moulton Union. Sew- 
ing for the Army unit stationed 
at the College. 

Sat. May 1— Chapel, The Bursar. 
3.00 p.m. Pickard Field. Base- 
ball vs. Colby. 

The State Golf Tournament at 

The State Track Meet, at Orono. 
The State Tennis Tournament 
at Orono. 

Sun. May 2—5 o'clock Chapel. 
The Reverend Cornelius E. 
Clark, L.H.D., of the Wood- 
fords Congregational Church, 
Portland. The choir will sing 
an antiphonal chorus, "Ador- 
amus Te" by Palestrina. 
7.00 p.m. Memorial Hall. Bruns- 
wick Choral Society. Under- 
graduates are invited to join 
townspeople and a group from 
the Army unit. ' 

Mon. May S — Chapel, Professor 
Helmreich presiding. The choir 
will sing "Laudamus" by Pro- 

The new edition of the Bugle, 
published by the Class or 19-14, 
will appear sometime this week. 
Original plans called for it to be 
published on April 20 but, accord- 
ing to George A. Burpee '44, it 
was postponed because of a minor 
difficulty with the cover. The 
Bugle of 1944 will be curtailed be- 
cause of .i shortage of funds and 
subscribers. However all the es- 
sential features of other years' 
yearbooks will be included in this 

Payment for the Bugle is de- 
ducted from undergraduate term 
bills. Bugles will be sent to all 
students who have left college 
this year, provided that their bills 
were not refunded. 

George Griggs '44, Business 
Manager, is in charge of distribu- 

Fire Fills Deke House With Smoke As 
Bowdoin Sees Real Holocaust At Last 

Nixon Will Survey Year 
At Last Chapel. May 4 

The last regular chapel serv- 
ice at the year on Tuesday, May 
4, will be conducted by Dean 
Nixon. At that time he plans to 
give a sort of survey of the past 
school year and discuss the val- 
ues to be gained from college 
during wartime. He plans also 
to deal with Che necessity of 
continuing as much of a regular 
civilian program as possible. 


The 1947 Freshman Handbook 
will go to the printer's by Com- 
mencement and will be out in 
time for the Freshmen entering in 
June 21. according to Roger B. 
Nichols '45. Editor. 

The problem of the names of 
the students to be listed will be 
solved as nearly accurately -a 
possible by listing only those who 
are registered for the summer 
session by Commencement. The 
remainder of the book will be 
much as usual. There will be no 
section concerned with the mili- 
tary units on campus, but a new 
section explaining the various 
military classes that are open to 
undergraduates will be included. 
Activities such as the S.C.D.C. 
which are permanently cancelled 
will be left out, but other or- 
ganizations, which may be temp- 
orarily inactive will contine to be 
mentioned as regular Bowdoin ac- 

The handbook • was staffed by 
Roger Nichols, Editor, Dexter 

[ Continued on Paze 2 ] 

The Visiting Committee consists 
of Mr. Ho.vt Moore of New Yorn. 
Mr. Harold E. Berry of Portland 
of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Rol- 
and E. CI u* of Portland, and Mr. 
Albert' T. fk>u)d of Boston, of the 
Board of Overseers. The Commit- 
tee confirmed the arrangements 
made by the special committee, 
and arranged for the College, to 
take over all 11 chapter houses 
by June I provided the awvngi - 
ments are ratified at the annual 
meeting ol the Governing Boird 
on May 20. 

Work nas started on a farm of 
lease satisfactory to both the 
College and the house corpora- 
tions. Details are to be worked out 
with the aid of the house cor- 
porations, but their general f&im 
will +>e for the College to rent the 
houses for a dollar a year and us.> 
them as it sees fit, while the Col- 
lege will pay all taxes and ex- 
penses in the meantime and see 
that they are returned at the 
close of the war in as good condi- 
tion as they were received. 

The College would prefer to 
take over all of the houses at 
once, unless special circumstances 
prevent it. No plans have been 
made as to how to work with 
houses that are in a bad financial 
position. The College also feels 
that fraternity continuity is im- 
portant and must be worked out 
if possible, hut no plans can be 
made at so early a date. 

The College has made no plans 
as yet as to how any of the in- 
dividual houses are to be used. 

The Committee will meet again 
on May 8 to make final plans for 
the budget. The Committee on 
Honorary Degrees also met last 
weekend, but their decisions can- 
not be divulged until Commence- 

Johnstone Reelected 
Council President 

In the Student Council elections 
for the coming summer semester. 
held yesterday in the gymnasium. 
Richard C. Johnstone "44 was re- 
elected president. John A. Gron- 
din, with the second highest num- 
ber of ballots, was elected vice- 
president of the Council. 

The following men will fill the 
other ten positions: Joseph r*. 
Carey '44. Thomas A. Cooper 11. 
Walter S. Donahue. Jr. '44. Robert 
N. Frazer '44, Ross E. Wimams 
'44, George J. Kern '45, Lloyd R. 
Knight '45, Philip H. Philbin 15. 
William T. Talcott. Jr. '45, ind 
Paul L. Sweet "46. 

Robert V. Schnabcl '44. J inu •> 
R. Higgins '14, and Richard N 
Means '44 are first, second and 
third alternates, respectively. 

By Dana Little 

A few weeks ago, on April 1 to 
be exact, the Orient appeared with 
a story of a Moore Hall holocaust, 
which was later found to be false 
by an official investigation. A real 
Bowdoin holocaust occurred, how- 
ever, last Friday morning at five- 
thirty, as flames and mostly smoke 
swept through the three-story 
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity 
house (located at the comer of 
Maine and College Streets.) The 
blaze was kept from reaching 
holocaustal proportions, however, 
by an efficient Brunswick Fire De- 
partment who quickly located the 
source of the fire. 

All sleeping members of the fra- 
ternity were awakened and got to 
safety uninjured. One fireman was 
overcome by smoke, but he was 
soon revived at a neighboring 

The fire started either by a de- 
fect in the wiring between the first 
and second stories or by a care- 
lessly thrown cigarette (lighted). 

When the watchman, David L. 
Toothaker, made one of hjs nightly 
rounds at two o'clock, uie house 
was tranquil except for occasional 

sounds of merriment in various 
quarters (unspecified). On his five 
o'clock round, however, he found 
smoke issuing from a second story 
window as well as filling the cor- 
ridors on the first and secor.d 
stories. His frantic calls a'ou.-e«l 
the sleeping Dekes and als> the 
aforementioned Brunswick Fin 

Some occupants » crawkd 
through the smoke-filled corridors 
and down the stairs to safety, 
while others got to balconies on 
the second story and were rescue I 
by ladders. Four members who 
were sleeping in the garret craw led 
through their smoking chambers, 
barefooted, attamed the icy roof 
in various stages of dress. One of 
these was still in an exuberant 
state from the previous evening, 
but the chill air soon revived him. 

Other than a- superficial damage 
caused by smoke and water to 
rugs, furniture, personal belong- 
ings, and wood work, the main 
havoc was confined to a second 
story study and bedroom and to n 
corner of the main hall and living • 
room downstairs. Various newspa- 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

BmiMwIck, Main* 


.iarws R. Higgins '44 

Amiariatf Editor 
Ootrp W. Craigi*. Jr.. '44 

Mhaagrng Editor* 

Philip If Hoffman '45 
ft, Richard Hornbergcr, Jr., '45 


RininenH Manager 
Richard L. Saville '44 

Adv*r*iftlng Manager 
I^cnnart Sandquist '45 

ClrculaUon Manacer 
Roger Adams '46 

Published Thurwtajm rturinu the Collene 
Y«w by lb* Stadent* of Bowdoin College. 
Addrem n»w» communication* to the Rdltor 
and -.tiljooripi iofi roanmutiirntionn to tho 
rhfirw.* Manatrer of the Bowdoin 
in« C«ma«ny at ihr Orient Office. Sub- 
urrlntktn*. *i.mi per year in advance ; with 
Alumau», $*.5*. Kntrreil as second Hana 
matter at the pout office at Brunswick. 


National Advertising Service, Inc. 

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M ana gin*; Editor of this Issue 
Philip H. Hoffman 

Vol. LXXIII No. 5 

Friday, April SO, 194S 

Dr. Yang 

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clear weather and bright sun- 
shine over the Pacific. 

In reviewing the history of this 
happy relation which has so long 
existed, between us we can say 
that in its spontaneity it was al- 
most like the romance of love at 
first sight; in its firmness it had 
the stableness of the Chinese 
family system. From the early 
days when the sea captains of 
New England sailed to China in 
beautiful clipper ships built out 
of the forests of Maine, through 
the early days, of our treaty rela- 
tions, up to the present time there 
has been only one kind of treaty 
between our two countries, name- 
ly, treaties of amity ant, com- 

From the very beginning Amer- 
ica has unswervingly adhered to 
the policy <>r maintaining peaceful 
relations with China on the basis 
of friendship and good will. You, 
therefore, have never joined those 
who wanted to bang open the 
door of China, but, with self-re- 
straint and super tact, had decid- 
ed to wait with a little more pa- 
tience than to force your way in. 
You had early announced that you 
did not a single inch of Chi- 
nese territory and have lived up 
to your words. You have refused 
to join in the battle for conces- 
sions and spheres of influence, but 
have consistently stood for the op- 
en door and territorial integrity 
of China. This friendlier attitude 
and wiser policy have won for you 
the good will and confidence of 
China, which has made China al- 
ways look upon America as her 
true friend. 

As to why you should feel so 
friendly to China, it is rather for 
you to analyze and explain, but 
as to why we Chinese should feel 
so friendly to the Americans and 
should hold your country in real, 
high esteem, it may be of interest 
to you if I should attemot to say 
a few words in explanation. 

The first reason is of course 
because China feels that America 
has been truly and consistently a 
good friend of hers. International 
friendship is often just pleasant 
remarks said over champagne 
glasses — sparkling words, indeed, 
but may not be very su<Mt?mtal 
or very lasting. But the friendship 
which exists between our two 
countries is of a very different 
type. It is 100*^ pure and true. 
It has substance and contents — 
not hollow end flimsy like an egg- 
shell Japanese toy which will 
crush with the least pressure. 
Whenever we rise to a toast of 
Sino-Ameriran friendship we can 
do it vfith real meaning and feel- 
ing. We know it. We fe«> it. 

There is no other country 
where friendship is so highly val- 
ued, and loyalty to friends is S3 
much emphasized. In the Confuc- 
ian code of ethics friendship is 
one of the five fundamental rela- 
tions of life. China is a land oi 
long history, and the Chinese ate 
people of long memory. We may 
have to learn how to love our 
enemy; we are always loyal to our 
friends and we do appreciate 

The second reason why China 
has such a high esteem for Amer- 
ica is because we believe that we 
see in America that moral leader- 
ship which the world today so 
much needs. In this technical age, 
with its absorbing interest in 
things material, America, among 
all the Western powers, seems to- 
have a de.-otion to lofty idealism 
not found elsewhere. We see in 
America a nation with a greater 
readiness to stand for certain 
principles, and a more genuine in- 
terest in the welfare of mankind 

Students who were called to 
Portland for interviews concerning 

enlistment in the Navy Officers 
Training Program, and who pass- 
ed their physical examinations, 
will receive word of the results of 
the interviews on or after May 
20, All applicants will be notified 
of their selection or rejection by 
June 1. 

Each successful candidate who 
is eighteen years of age, or older, 
will be instructed to report to his 
local Selective Service Board to 
volunteer for induction. Upon in- 
duction, he will be assigned to the 
Navy and enlisted in Class SV-12, 

Each successful candidate who is 
seventeen years of age will* be re- 
quested to report at the Office of 
Naval Officer Procurement or at a 
Main or Semi-Main Navy Recruit- 
ing Station if one is located near- 
er his residence, to complete his 
enlistment in Class V-12. It will 
be important that he report on 
date indicated in the notice of ac- 

At the time of enlistment, each 
successful candidate will file an 
Application for Training, in which 
he may indicate his choice of serv- 
ie, type of duty and the college he 
prefers to attend. No such choice 
will be binding upon the Navy De- 
partment, but will be considered 
in making assignments. It is ex- 
pected that one half of the select- 
ed candidates will be ordered to 
duty about July 1, 1943 and the 
other half about November 1, 1943. 
Orders to duty probably will be is- 
sued about June 15, 1943. 

The Navy states that the small 
number of men in V-l who will 
have only one semester to com- 
plete after May 1 will be free to 
stay in Bowdoin for the summer 
on the same terms as the men who 
are in the same position in V-7. 

It will probably be possible, 
Professor Kendrick stated, to ar- 
range for hc.sic drilling for reserv- 
ists who st ay here this summer, so 
they won't be behind those who go 
into active service. It will also be 
possible to form a group to study 
code with the aid of a. new outfit 
the college has just purchased. The. 
equipment is in the Physics Lab- 

About one half of the applicants 
for V-12 are being turned down 
for physical defects. It is not ex- 
pected, however, that this propor- 
tion of Bowdoin men will be elim- 
inated because only those qualified 
were advised to take the examina- 

. Buckley has received his call to 
report to the Marines May 6. 

than is seen in any other nation 
which can claim to be great and 

There is much talk about isola- 
tionism in this country, but isola- 
tionism, in the sense of being un- 
interested in world affairs or un- 
concerned in world welfare, has 
never been a characteristic of 
America. On the contrary, in all 
humanitarian and philanthropic 
undertakings, in the extension of 
cultural fellowship and in pushing 
forward the world peace move- 
ment your great country has al- 
ways been the outstanding pro- 
moter and leader. The present call 
for America to take a more active 
part in world affairs is not so 
much a call to reverse its tradi- 
tional policy as to increase its .in- 
terest and efforts ih world rrrr- 
provernent in the new and en- 
larged environment in which we 
all find ourselves living now. 

In the third place, we may say 
that we hold the United States 
in high esteem because we regard 
her as the best exponent of West- 
ern culture and civilization. But 
for the policy of fairness and 
friendliness of the United States 
and the devotion and services of 
the Christian missionaries China 
would have started with a very 
much more distorted picture of 
the Western world, land a one- 
sided view of Western civilization, 
and the time needed to arrive at 
mutual understanding would have 
been much more prolonged. 
Without these two redeeming 
features China, in its early days 
of foreign intercourse, would cer- 
tainly not have any great respect 
for Western civilization or its 
standard of conduct even though 
it had to bow to its superior phy- 
sical force. 

These are some of the reasons 
why the United States of America 
always seems to stand in a class 
by itself among the foreign na- 
tions of the world. This is why 
American citizenship is in itself 
the best letter of introduction for 
anybody going to China. A pass- 
port win admit a person to the 
territory of China but American 
citizenship will admit him to the 
heart of the Chinese. Between 
these two peoples there is an 
"open-door" of friendship, which 
leads not only to the front porch 
or the reception hall, but to the 
hearth of the home. 

The friendship between China 
and the United States is unique in 
more than cne way. 

The first point in its uniqueness 
is that it Js not just an "entente 
cordial" between two govern- 
ments but is a genuine love match 
between the peoples of these two 
great countries. It therefore has 
a broad oasis which insures its 
stability and permanency. 

The second point in its unique- 
ness is that it has deep roo's em- 


Co. B. (Prov.l 

Vint Hill Farm Station. 

Warrenton, Virginia. 

To the editor of the ORIENT: 

I just received here in camp the 
April 8 issue of the ORIENT. I 
am writing to express my thor- 
ough approval and endorsement of 
the ideas expressed in Phil Hoff- 
man's "Sun Rises." There are nine 
Bowdoin men in this company, five 
of whom left the college before 
graduating. While I have not dis- 
cussed the matter with them, I 
feel sure they would agree also. 

As I look back at Bowdoin after 
a few weeks or months in camp, 
it seems to me that one of the 
college's most important war-time 
functions is to keep its various ex- 
tra-curricular activities going. 
Even if this requires unusual work 
by skeleton crews, it should be 
done. Bowdoin's clubs and organi- 
zations are a large part of her. 
Those of us who plan to come 
back after the war to finish our 
courses would consider it an ir- 
reparable and inexcusable damage 
to find them missing. 

In my last few weeks before 
leaving college, I discovered in 
both the ORIENT and the Masque 
and Gown, the difficulties of car- 
rying on an organization'* regular 
activities with a depleted staff, 
these activities may be reduced, 
but in some form they must be 
carried on. The ORIENT itself 
has been rfoing a splendid job, and 
I wish to commend its staff as a 
model for those of other campus 
groups. I hope the ORIENT will 
continue to meet its publication 
dates even if it has to come out 
in tabloid or mimeographed form. 

Some day we'll all come back 
and we want to find the college 
as unchanged as possible from 
what we have known. The army 
has a term "cadre," applied to the 
permanent element of units whose 
personnel is largely shifting. The 
men who remain in Bowdoin dur- 
ing the present unpleasantness 
should consider themselves such a 
cadre. Eventually they will be re- 
inforced and brought to full 

Yours sincerely, 

bedded in the fruitful soil of mu- 
tual understanding enriched by a 
long continued period of oxtensive 
cultural intercourse. From Amer- 
ica have gone to China probably 
more missionaries than f-om all 
other countries put together. To 
America have come more Chinese 
students for advanced education 
than have gone to all the other 
Western countries put together. 
In these missionaries v/hc have 
gone to China as teajne-s, 
preachers, doctors and social 
workers and in these "American 
returned students" in China th.-re 
i.s a cultural link of great signifi- 
cance, which is a vital factor in 
cementing the friendly relations 
between us. 

The third point in Its unique- 
ness is the fact that Slno Ameri- 
can friendsnip res's on a commu- 
nity of ideals even more than on 
a community of interests, in spite 
of superficial differcnc?s m our 
physical appearance, in language, 
and in many of our customs and 
traditions, there are, in the higher 
realm of basic ideals and funda- 
mental concepts of life, much 
more in common between the Chi- 
nese and Americans than we are 
aware of at first. Ln sentiment 
and in ideals, as well as in spirit 
and character, the points of agree- 
ment are perhaps much mo"; im- 
portant and significant than the 
points of difference. /Thus, for in- 
stance, we. observe, that both the 
American .and the Chinese &». es- 
sentially democratic in- spirit and 
peace-loving in sentiment; they 
both have a well-earned reputa- 
tion of being just and fair in their 
attitude as well as honest and 
honorable in their dealings with 
others. Neither has ever sought 
to build its national greatness up- 
on military strength, but both 
have rather striven to distinguish 
themselves in cultural achieve- 

As the world becomes more 
closely knit together, and the Pa- 
cific emerges into greater promi- 
nence as an active force in world 
relations, this friendship between 
China and America also naturally 
becomes a matter of increasing 
importance and practical signifi- 
cance. Ameria and China not on- 
ly have common interests, but al- 
so a common task in the Pacific, 
a common mission and a comrncn 

Neither of us can afford to be 
indifferent to the situation in the 
Pacific basin. China's entire coast 
line borders on the Pacific. With 
you, while the Atlantic is perhaps 
still regarded as your main front, 
the Pacific is surely no longer a 
back alley of no great signifi- 
cance. Shall we say that America 
is like a big building covering a 
whole block, with the "Atlantic 
Avenue" on one end and the "Pa- 
cific Boulevard" on the other. The 
necessity of ever strengthening and 
extending the co-operation be- 
tween our two countries is there- 
fore clearly manifest. 

Now these two great sister re- 
publics are yoked together, along 
with the other members of the 
United Nations, in the common 
effort to check and crush the law- 
less violence of totalitarian mili- 
tarism, and to build up a real new 
world order of durable peace in 
which we hope the voice of the 
right can be heard above the tur- 
moil of the might, the dictates 
of reason can control the distur- 
bance of force, and constructive 
co-operation will displace destruc- 
tive antagonism in international 



In a recent article purporting to 
be a literary criticism. — an arti- 
cle, however, which was unfortu- 
nately marred in a dozen places by 
the lack of accurate technique on 
the part of tht typothetae, — the 
critic ventured to express himself 
as preferring the phrase ''some- 
body's else" to "somebody else's." 
He still does. And this despite 
carping strictures from such local 
authorities as certain colleagues, 
undergraduates and. — mirabile die* 
tu,— basic pre-meteorological neo- 
phytes ! 

In the 4th Century A. D. the 
eastern Mediterranean basin was 
considerably churned up with 
blood and broadsides over the 
matter of the true faith. For philo- 
logically speaking, the Arian con- 
troversy so-called (for further 
details the r.vid reader is referred 
to Vol. II of Edward Gibbon's ill- 
known little six-volume brochure 
y-clept "The Decline and Fall of 
the Roman Empire" ) hinged on 
the subtle distinction between the 
Homoousio'is and the Homoiou- 
sions. The matter at issue is sim- 
ply the presence or absence of an 
Iota, —adscript though it be. 

This 20th Century cataclysm 
concerns the location of a simple 
little apostrophe. 

Certain prosecuting attorneys 
arbitrarily go so far as to inform 
me that my opinion is so far from 
being a poor second that it is ab- 
solutely impossible as modern 
English usage. Such is my quietus 
with the bare bodkin Of Bowdoin! 
But I still cling tenaciously to my 
belief like the proverbial limpet. 

In support of my obstinate ig- 
norance, I would introduce bits of 
evidence from three other acade- 
mic institutions where I have at 
times sojourned in idle ease. I 
refer to Harvard, Oxford (Eng- 
land not Maine) and Yale. The 
list is alphabetical. 

On page 136 of the 1927 Ox- 
ford edition of "A Dictionary of 
Modern English Usage," edited by 
one H. W. Fowler, I am informed 
by one "R. D. F." that there may 
be found th"? following statement: 

"The usual possessive form is 
not everyone's else, which is feit 
to be pedantic though correct, but 
everyone else's." 

Being less ignorant of Oxford 
than of H. W. Fowler, I might 
have questioned the comment of 
the aforesaid "R. D. F." vhiPh 
accompanied the statement quot- 
ed. The comment in question is as 

"This from the highest author- 
ity upon these matters." 

In investigating the aforesaid 
"R. D. F." I find that, as an un- 
dergraduate at Yale, he was sec- 
retary of Phi Beta Kappa, mem- 
ber of the literary society Chi 
Delta Theta and Editor in Chief 
of the Yale Literary Magazine. 
Since when he took from Yale a 
B. A., M. A. and a*Ph. D. degree. 
Among his publications are some 
of the Yale Shakespeare. He holds 
the rank of full Professor of Eng- 
lish at the University and is Mas- 
ter of Jonathan Edwards College. 
At one time the Boston Brahmins 
secured his services for the Lowell 
Lectures, -"Chaucir" being his 

Of course. Harvard, Oxford and 
Yale may all be wrong. At times 
they probably are. 

Whether or no, I shall cling 
tenaciously like the aforesaid 
limpet. For despite the pedantry 
felt in some circles I do dislike 
to be told that I am incorrect 
where higher tribunals would re- 
verse the verdict of the lower 

'.■ .Such a e thing it" ist to he a '••• 
"laudator temporis acti 
se puero." 
Q. H. F.; A. P.; 173-174; q. v. 

As one approaches the hopeless 
chute to senile decay it is not un- 
pleasant to recall the words of 
Socrates as translated by the 
Master of Balliol: — 

"And yet I know that you are 
as much wiser than I am, as you 
are younger." St. 12. 

All of which is not only my 
own opinion but somebody's else. 
Thomas Means 

Frosh Handbook 

[ Continued from Page i J 
Foss '45, Business Manager, 
Clayton F. Reed '46, Assistant 
Business Manager, and Doctor 
Henry G. Russell, Faculty Advis- 

The B. C. A. is making plans 
to send delegates to the O-AT-KA 
Conference at Lake Sebago. The 
conference is a meeting of the stu- 
dent Christian associations in 
New England. Bowdoin has al- 
ways been represented before. 


In the companionship and col- 
laboration fpr the achievement of 
this glorious objective China and 
America, I am sure will be drawn 
yet closer together in sentiment 
and esteem, in friendship and fel- 

America already has an im- 
mense reservoir of good will in 
China. In days to come I am sure 
an even larger one will have to 
be constructed to take care of 
the overflow. • 

One of the proverbial seven 
wonders of the world is the Nat- 
ural Bridge at Lynchburg, Vir^in- 
ia — a lofty, solid arch of rock, 
uniting together two portions of 
the earth. Is this not a good pic- 
ture of the solidarity and 'a.H.rg 
friendship between China and the 
United States? 


"Primer For Americans" 
Depicts American 
Scene In Ballad Form 

That writing poetry, like inven- 
tion, is one percent inspiration and 
99 percent perspiration has long 
been air axiom with Bowdoin's 
Poet-Professor Robert P. T. Cof- 
fin. He remarks that generally the 
poems he's written that he likes 
best are those he spent the most 
time working over. He seldom 
works in excitement, and does 
most of his writing between the 
hours of two and five in the morn- 
ing, when it is quietest. His new 
collection, "Primer for America," 
however, is an exception to Pro- 
fessor Coffin's rule, for it was 
written almost entirely under ex- 

Professor Coffin has been work- 
ing out this new series of ballads 
for the last year, and, he says, did 
most of the writing in three sit- 
tings, not counting time out for 
meals. He wrote sometimes three 
and four poems at a time, and ten 
or twelve in a day. The result is 
almost his largest volume. Al- 
though it was due tq have been 
out the first week in April, Pro- 
fessor Coffin feels that he will be 
lucky if it is published by the first 
week in June, due to wartime dif- 

The book is a collection of bal- 
lads about typically and original- 
ly American institutions and cus- 
toms. The series seems to be the 
result of a growing feeling that 
people should be told about the 
things that are typically Ameri- 
can, things that all America is 
proud of and interested in, things 
that no other country, particularly 
those of the Old World, can boast 
of. Professor Coffin has noticed 
since the beginning of the war, a 
tendency in people to say that 
America is poor in literature and 
art because of its short history, 
and he feels that they should be 
reminded that the American form 
of government is the oldest of the 
forms of government as they are 
in use today, and that America, in 
her short history, passed through 
all the stages of Old World his- 
tory from the barbarous to the 
highly civilized. It is within the 
memory of men now living when 
Americans with comparatively 
poor weapons were battling with 
savages fiercer than any Phillis- 
tine or Dane. America's ballads 
and legends are still being writ- 
ten. 1 

The first line of the series was 
written when a friend of Profes- 
sor Coffin's remarked a year ago. 
"Alexander Graham Bell did not 
invent the Telephone." Professor 
Coffin has used this sentence as 
the title and first two lines of a 
ballad on this exclusively Ameri- 
can institution, the telephone. 
With this siart, lines and subjects 
followed fast. He often had to 
stop writing a ballad to jot down 
ideas, lines, and even wb,ole verses 
that came into his head about 
other American customs. Codfish, 
catfish, corn, and country doctors 
are examples of subjects. Others 
are the custom of naming children 
for Presidents, the old swimming 
hole, an Uncle left out of his 
"Book of Uncles," and the story 
of a boy who worked his way 
through school on the butter from 
his father's* farm. Both the North 
and the South are well represent- 
ed. At one time his ideas got such 
a head start on his writing that 
he had a list of 300 ideas, not all 
usable, but ail examples of Amer- 
ica's originality. American legends 
are also given, such as the stories 
of Lincoln's and Stonewall Jack- 
son's deaths. Harriet Beecher 
Stowe, "The Little Woman who 
started the Big War," and Custer's 
last stand. 

He has tried to make his opems 
as like the real ballads as possible. 
If his method must be given as a 
formula, it would be: First, pick 
material carefully. Use well- 
known material, and if possible 
get it straight from people's lips, 
so that it is worded as smoothly 
as possible already. Second, 
achieve oral effect. The real bal- 
lad.\ were repeated often for so 
long a time that they gained an 
airy, oral, colloquial effect. The 
image, order, material, and or- 
ganization are perfected for oral 
interest. There is no elaboration, 
no involved allusions, no detail, 
since the story is supposed to be 
well enough known by its hearers 
for them to supply their own de- 

Because the style of the ballad 
is perfectly straight-forward and 
unsophisticated, Professor Coffin 
has called his book a "Primer." 

Not only as a catalogue of 
Americana, but as an attempt at 
imitating the poetic personality of 
the old ballads, Professor Coffin's 
"Primer for America" should 
prove of groat interest and satis- 
faction to all American readers. 

Summer Plays 

[ Continued from Page t J 

dramatics at Brunswick High 
School, Mrs. At hern P. Daggett 
who has been in several Com- 
mencement plays in recent years, 
as Paulina, and Mrs. Manning 
Smith, who has been in several 
Masque and Gown productions 
within the last year, «ls Perdita. 
Eric E. Hirshler '46 plays an ac- 
companiment to- several songs, 
sung in the course of the play by 

[ Contjgmr.d on Page 3 J 

Maxwell Eaton Dies 
In Navy Plane Crash 

Maxwell A. Eaton '37 a Lieuten- 
ant (j. g.) in the Naval Reserves, 
has been killed in the perform- 
ance of his duty, according to a 
telegram from the Navy Depart- 
ment received by his parents last 
Thursday. Eaton was appointed an 
aviation cadet in April, 1941. Up- 
on completion of one month's pre- 
liminary, flight training, at the 
Naval Air Base at Squantum, and 
after a seven months' course at 
Pensacola, Florida, he received his 
commission as an Ensign in the 
Naval Reserves. He was promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant (j. g.) 
last October. 

Maxwell Eaton graduated from 
Wakefield, Mass., High School in 
1932, and from Bowdoin in 1937. 
He was a member of Sigma Nu 
and of the Orient staff. He is the 
twentieth Bowdoin man reported 
lost or missing in the war so far, 
most of whom have been lost in 
the air. 

Quill Will Appear 
For Reading Period 

The Bowdoin "Quill" has been 
sent* to press and is expected -to 
be ready for circulation during the 
reading period. 

This issus of the "Quill" is com- 
posed chiefly of poetry and essays. 
These two parts of the "Quill" are 
exceptionally well written, accord- 
ing to Crawford B. Thayer '44. 
Highlight of the issue is a short 
story, a whimsical satire written 
by H. Richard Hornberger, Jr. '45. 

The staff for this issue of the 
"Quill" was made up of Craw- 
ford B. Thayer "44, Editor-in- 
Chief, George W. Craigie, Jr. '44, 
Edward T. Richardson '43, and 
Donald N. Koughan '45. 


The last meeting of the semes- 
ter of the Witan was held on Wed- 
nesday, April 22, at the Zeta Psi 
house. Professor Robert P. T. Cof- 
fin read selections from his forth- 
coming book. "Primer for Amer- 
ica," and the officers for the sum- 
mer trimester were elected. Don- 
ald iN. Koughan '45 was elected 
Chairman, and Professor Stanley 
P. Chase was elected Faculty Ad- 
viser. Meetings will be planned 
and held during the summer, and 
all undergraduates who wish to 
attend are welcome. 

Alumni In Service 

[ Continued from Pane 1. 1 
Medical Department, 157 of the 
men served, out of 707 living 
graduates in 1861. a percentage of 
22.8. 286 Bowdoin men of the 
Academic Department were in the 
scrap, which, compared to the 1063 
living graduates in 1861, gives a 
high 26.9 percent. The aggregate 
percent is almost exactly 25. show- 
ing that one out of four Bowdoin 
men served. Of these, 40 were of- 
ficers of higher rank, from Brevet 
Colonels up, 14 percent of the 
number serving, and 228 were 
commissioned in all. 80 percent of 
those who served. 

Bowdoin's record in the World 
War is equally noteworthy. In- 
cluding Bowdoin men in foreign 
service as well in the service of 
the United Sta t es* gwerhment . 
1257 meh 6f the Academic Depart- 
ment, 120 of the Medical Depart- 
ment, nine faculty members, and a 
few more unknown or in non-mili- 
tary service such as the A. F. S. 
Of these, 616 were commissioned 
officers, some 43 percent of the 
total 1412. 1047 of this total were 
in the United States' service, 
while 337 were in foreign service. 
There were, in 1918, 2876 living 
graduates, but as the total number 
of living Bowdoin men is not 
available, no fair percentage of 
the total (.«an be reached. 

REVEREND GOODRICH j A. R. P. Prepares For 
LEADS EASTER CHAPEL; Campus Test Sunday 

Pointing to the ever new value 
which may be derived from an in- 
terpretation of Easter, the Rev- 
erend Chauncey B. Goodrich of 
Brunswick conducted Easter Sun- 
day Chapel. 

"One thing." Reverend Good- 
rich began, "which needs to be 
said every now and then and said 
with emphasis— is that Jesus 
when referring to inflnortality 
never spoke of it as something 
new. As far back as we can pene- 
trate, men have believed in a life 
after death. 

"Jesus did not originate the idea 
of immortality, but rather he 
brought the idea to light. The 
thing that was dim he brought 
into the light. The thing that was 
remote he brought near. The 
thing that counted for little, he 
made dominant and vital. As we 
know now, before Columbus* great 
voyage, not a few others besides 
he believed in that land • beyond 
the Atlantic. But it made little 
difference in their lives. It was a 
thing to be agreed about rather 

"But from the day the great 
news of what he had seen came 
back to Europe, what a change! 
Exploration, settlement, commer- 
cial, and political life were stimu- 
lated. The world had gained a new 
dimension and the cultural life of 
Europe felt a new and vital im- 

The Elizabethan period owed its 
vigorous and creative spirit to the 
stimulus which came from an ex- 
panding world. Men like Drake 
and Raleigh are symbols of that 
influence. And all this happened 
because a new continent had been 
brought to light. 

"And in the Spiritual world, 
something like that happened af- 
ter the first Easter. For the men 
concerned, their world took on a 
new dimension." 

Professor Athern P. Daggett, 
campus Post Warden has announc- 
ed that there will be a daylight 
A. R. P. drill on Sunday, May 2. 
The first Blue signal will sound at 
6:29. The Red signal will sound at 
6:59. The second Blue signal will 
sound at 7:09. The final All-clear 
signal will sound at 7:25 and will 
be broadcast over the radio at 
7:29. Since it is a daylight drill 
the power in the College buildings 
will not be shut off and the radios 
will work. Ordinarily civilians are 
affected only between the Red and 
the second Blue signals, when they 
must "Take cover"— if they're 
awake ! 


The Reverend Cornelius E. Clark 
will speak in the last Sunday 
Chapel, next Sunday, May 2, at 
5.30. Dr. Clark comes from the 
Woodfords Congregational Church 
in Portland. He has been here fre- 
quently to speak in Chapel, and 
was one of the visiting clergymen 
at the Religious Forum in January 

Sflk Now A Member Of 
V-12 Board For State ^ 

President Sills has been ap- 
IMirnted a member of the friurd 
to choose the candidates for 
V-12 for the state <»f Maine. 
The either members are Lieu- 
tenant Deek'er, to represent ihe 
Navy, and Mr. Jofteph Deertng 
of Saco, lo represent the pub- 
lic, while President Sill* will 
represent the educational int«r- 
ests of the state. 

Next Sunday President Sills 
will give the Commencement 
Address at the University of 
Vermont at Burlington. 

Death Of Dr. Evans 

. [ Continued from Page 1 ] 
tured extensively on religion. He 
supervised several summer cours- 
es at the University of Chicago. 
Rising from the coal mines of 
Pennsylvania, he became one of 
the nation's most distinguished 
clergymen and scholars. He has 
served Bowdoin as Trustee for ov- 
er 20 years and has served as 
chaplain at several commencement 

A charming, friendly man, his 
difficult childhood rendered him 
liberal rather than embittered. 

The funeral services will be 
held at .North Congregational 
Church, Cambridge. 

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By Crawford B. Thayer 

Bowdoin College Infirmary: This is my last VARIETY. 
With this column I retire from Bowdoin College journalism, 
not because of ill health or impending death (as the date-tine 
might indicate), hut because of Graduation, which comes (as 
it must )to all men who continue active in college for the 
requisite number of years. I wish to thank Mrs. Quinby, Patsy 
Means, my roommate, and my father for reading my column 
for the past year and a half or so . ... 


Neatest Trick of the Week: 
(From a news broadcast by John 
W. Vandercooki "They flew in a 
special train to Stockholm . . ." 
Here's what a week looking at in- 
firmary walls wHl do for you: 

Love is like a pigeon 
Sitting on the roof. 
Can't always tell it's there. 
But now and then there's proof. 

Henry C. Link, author of Return 
to Religion, says, "... The pres- 
ent educational system is better 
equipped to give its students 
eight years of the wrong kind of 
education than eight hours of 
competent diagnosis." 

Take a lank at taw next Chester- 
rietd billboard you wee. The name 
mi the drageUe in printed behind 
a ii a n I ce man's head. Oaly the lat- 
ter "T" la blotted out, but not* 
the spavin*. All of which prove* 
that you can't believe yaur Mm 
eye*. ... I noticed that last week'* 
Variety waa in the Thayer tradi- 
tion. "Rut* are made by the peo- 
ple who stick to the beaten track. 
. . ." Last Saturday afternoon Dr. 
Evan*. Bowdoin'* oldest trustee, 
died in the room below mine. His 
final wishes to attend the special 
meetfaig being held on campus 
symbolize his faithfulness and love 
for Bowdoin College. It Impresses 

me as almost fortunate that be 
could have died eat the caaapua he 
a* »wtly loved. That ha died 
a few mlnutees before the 
of "La Traviata." which 
awadeast, did also set 
me wondering. . . . 

As commencement creeps on 
apnea, my college Hie pass es be- 
fore bob; mind. It to uaidialag to 
thank that the library gargoyle, 
Barney Smith's diversions into 
Burns, the try >Ony sp eeehe a , and 
the Freshman Smokers are things 
of fhe past. I know I shall miss 
that n ay s t arloan wall emanating 
from the height* of Hubbard Hall, 
the distinctive color of the science 
building brkhs, the TaUman lec- 
turers, and the solemn processions 
at Commencement. Quick trips to 
Portland, Boston, Bath and Lewis- 
tea are over, aad 1 still haven't 
pat "Hart-te-Get" Jsnssy. I'll still 
continue to be impressed by the 
—retimes* In. the TaUman course*, 
and in Casey's lit. I am going to 
mis* those evening saaeka in the 
Union, ..and espeeiatty Herbie 
Brown's distinctive swagger and 
Ms huge overcoat. To me these 
things (pine a hundred more lit- 
tle things) spell BOWDOIN, aad 
I haven't m ent i oned classes. Hnun! 
But meat of all (at night) I miss 
the Light I knew as a Freshman 

Neil Mahoney 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
Juleps enchanted him; at any rate, 
he remained in Florida to run an 
orange grove. Eventually the de- 
pression killed the orange businss, 
and Neil returned to Boston, re- 
maining there to play several years 
of pro ball in the New England 

Although Neil took a job with 
Iver Johnson selling sporting 

\ married at the age of twenty, and 
now has a fourteen-year-old son to 
his credit. Apparently the boy has 
inherited his father's love for base- 
ball, but Neil shrugs his shoulders 
nonchalantly and says that every 
kid has a natural love for the 

' I asked the coach to say some- 
thing about his likes and dislikes 
to fill the human interest depart- 
ment. His answer was typical — "I 
like to have fun." I guess that you 
can't beat that answer for human 
interest. Neil enjoys any sport, 

goods at various schools and col- k 

leges in 1936. he still found the * especially the sport of He 

time to manage semi-pro teams, 
teams in the Northern and the 
Cape Cod Leagues. But Mahoney 
realized that there was ro s?nse in 
kidding himself along --he didn't 
have the weight for professional 
hall, and he didn't wont to turn 
into what fans call "a baseball 
bum." In 1939 the Bowdftin. mentor 
went to work scouting far the Bos- 
ton Red Sox. He was picked for 
the job as a man who after his 
years of experience could discover 
a diamond in the rough and cut it 
correctly. During this work he be- 
came acquainted with such base- 
ball notables as Billy Evans, who 
at the time was the head of the 
Sax' farm system, Heih Pennock, 
famous Yankee pitcher who ended 
up supervising the farm system, 
and Eddie Collins who needs no in- 
troduction to baseball fans. 

Mahoney stayed with the Sox in 
this capacity until January of this 
year, when he came to Bowdoin as 
coach of basketball. BASEBALL, 
and as a physical ed. instructor. 
Speaking of basketball, there's a 

A formal meeting of the Masque 
and Gown was held last Thursday 
for the election of officers for the 
summer session and formulating 
plans for the summer. 

The following new members re- 
ceived their membership cards: 
Robert E. Michaud '46; Frank D. 
Law '46; Eric E. Hirshler '46; Len- 
nart Sandquist '45; James T. Irish, 
Jr. '45; and Anson Olds '46. 

The following are the officers 
for the coming summer session: 
Crawford B. Thayer '44, Presi- 
dent; George S. Hebb, Jr. '44, Sec- 
retary; David H. Lawrence '44, 
Production Adviser; Robert V. 
Schnabel '44, Senior Member-at- 
Large; Alan S. Cole '45. Junior 
Memoer-at -Large, Frederick J. 
Gregory '45, Business Manager; 
Alfred C. Schmalz '45, Production 
Manager; and James T. Irish, Jr. 
'45, Publicity Manager. 

Since Professor George H. Quin- 
by, Director of Dramatics, will 
definitely be at College during the 
first seven weeks' term of the 
summer session, it was decided 
that a schedule of two productions 
should be arranged for that term. 
It is expected that enough actors 
and workers will be available, 
since the Masque and Gown plans 
a combination with townspeople 
and iNavy as last summer, and 
with men of the Army unit if they 
wish it. Director Quinby also said 
that all extra helpers will be 
needed for ushers and ticket-tak- 
ers at the Commencement play, 
and requested that as many as 
possible volunteer tp help. 

DKE Fire 

wants to "laugh, smile, and be hap- 
py"; from what We've seen at 
Bowdoin, he accomplishes all of 
this. And, besides, he knows his 

Summer Plays 

[ Continued from Page 2 ^ 

Robert V. Schnabel '44 as Autoly- 
cus, on the Recorder, an instru- 
ment used in Shakespeare's time, 
which is mentioned, in "Hamlet." 
Norman B. Richards '45 is one of 
the few members of the cast who 
have played in Shakespearean 
plays before. He played in Julius 
Caesar, last year's Commence- 
ment play. 

The summary of the first three 
acts has been completed by Pro- 
fessor Stanley P. Chase, and 
"Your patience, gentles, till we 

shall unfold 
A story >f an age long past, but j 

£ Continued from Page i ] 
pers and the Associated Press have 
totaled the damage to between ten 
and fifteen thousand dollars, but 
the exact amount cannot be deter- 
mined until the repair bills cohm 

About forty dollars worth of hot 
jazz records and two vies were de- 
stroyed, which may make some 
people glad. All losses to the house 
and personal damage was com- 
pletely covered by insurance. 

Several Psi U's were seen watch- 
ing the blaze with looks of disap- 
pointment on their countenances. 
It is reported unofficially that they 
have been trying to ignite the 
Green Shoebox for several years. 

While the somewhat unexotic 
odor of burnt wood still fills the 
structure, the house will continue 
functioning and all the major re- 
| pairs will be postponed until col- 
lege closes. 

No women, burnt or otherwise, 
were found on the premises. 

The newspaper accounts of the 
catastrophy were all varied and 
contradictive. One account had a 
certain party crawling from door 
to door, waking the occupants and 
conducting them to safety. Un- 
official sources observed, however, 
that he was one of the first Jo 
secure his own exit. 

In addition to the seventeen 
students who "excaped to safety," 
four newly arrived kittens were 
found floating in an orange crate 
in the flooded basement, but some- 
how they ended up on the second 
floor of the Sigma Nu house. 

Track Team Defeats 
Bates, 77-57 Here 


rather funny story connected with j Set forth anew by our good friend 
Mahoney and his basketball. Al- ! and fellow. 

though he had watched a number 
of games, and had a great _ num- 
ber of friends whose life, centered minimum 
.- around basketball. ' he dli$h*t pla* * 
\ at all in college. He was uninter- 
' es'ted in It, and weni so far as Id' 
kid his friends about their undue 
attention to such a silly sport. 
When these same friends learned 
that Neil was coaching basketball 
at Bowdoin, joking letters started 
to come in from all over the coun- 
try riding Bowdoin 's new coach. 
Neil admits that that's one on 

When asked what the highlights 
of his career have been, Mahoney 
replied. "I think that being with 
the Sox and coming to Bowdoin are 
two of the most fortunate things 
that have happened to me. I've 
really had a great time up here." 
And he was serious. He continued, 
saying that he liked the kids and 
the great spirit that they've 

Your biographer was somewhat 
surprised to learn that Neil was 

Will Shakespeare." 
The play will be done with a 
of stage properties. 

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the. Art/ Budding pillars will serve 
as "a' bacltgrOTind Tor "the actors, 
and two arches will be constructed 
to blend with the stone-work of 
the building. The performance 
will be given at two o'clock in the 
afternoon in order to avoid the 
dimout regulations against out- 
door illumination. 

The complete cast is as follows, 
in order of their appearance: 

Narrator, Michaud, '46 

Leontes, Richards, '45 

Hermione, Mrs. Thalheimer 

Mamillius. Billy Daggett 

Polixenes, Sandquist, '45 

Camilla Devine, '45 

Paulina, Mrs. Daggett 

Antigomis and Rustic, Eames, 

Cleomenes, Law, '46 

Dion, D. Little, '46 

Roger©, Gordon, '46 

Serv.'to King, Serv. to Old Shep- 
herd, Littlehaie. '46 

Jailer and Rustic, Oxna«d, '45 

Judge and Rustic, Pendexter, 

Mariner and Shepherd. Law- 

Bowdoin On The Air 

{ Continued from Pane i ] 
er, and all parts will be taken by 
Bowdoin men with the exception 
«]Mhe-Xemale parts which will be 
taken by West brook girls. 

Bowdoin on the Air is looking 
for more scripts of a similar type. 

The program for May 25 will be 
a talk by President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills. On June 8, Professor Philip 
C. Beam will give a lecture on 
some phase of Art. The program 
for June 22 will be announced at 
a future date. The program for 
July 6 will : be conducted by Pro- 
fessor Herbert R. Brown, and will 
be in commemoration of Nathaniel 
Hawthorne. On July 20, Russell 
P. Sweet, '44, will play several 
trombone solos, accompanied on 
the piano by Professor Frederic E. 
T. Tillotson. 

Bowdoin's Battered track team 
took Bates once again in a meet 
on Monday by a 77 to 57 score. 
Magee's men were particularly 
strong in the weight throwing 
department, sweeping the discus 
and shot put; they were weakest 
in the jumping events, being un- 
able to capture a first in that part 
of the meet. 

In the running events Bowdoin 
fared well. In the one anl a h:\lf 
mile Dick Lewis of Bowdoin was 
first in 8:32.4, Vernon of Bates 
second and Clayton Reed of Bow- 
doin third. In tne three-quarter 
mile Chandler Lord of Bates 
paced the field in 3:39.8, followed 
by Ke.i Senter md Dick Davis of 
Bowdoin in that order. George 
Branch won the 660 for Bowdoin 
in 1>31.6. Dick Davis, of Bowdoin 
was second and Thorpe, of Bates, 
third. Bo vdoin's Bud Woods won 
the 300 in 35.4 with Laflamme of 
Bates second and George Branch 
third. Laflamme of Bates took the 
150 in 16:00 seconds with Dub- 
brow and Woods of Bowdoin sec- 
ond and third. In the 75 yard 
dash there was a dead heat be- 
tween Dubbrow of Bowdoin and 
Parker of. Bates, time 8.8. Hen- 
nessy of Bates was third. 

Bowdoin carried^ the high and 
low hurdles with Jerry Hickey 
winning the high hurdles in 10:00 
seconds and also the low hurdles 
in 14.4. In the high hurdles Bev 
Campbell of Bowdoin was second 
with Werner of Bates' third. In 
the low hurdles second place went 
to Lategola of Bates with Bev 
Campbell carrying off third. 

In the throwing department 
Bowdoin's trackmen shone. Bow- 
doin took all three places in the 
discus with John Taussig winning 
both events. In the discus it was 
Taussig with 109 feet. 2 inches, 
followed jy Neil Taylor and Lloyd 
Knight. In the shot put it was 
Taussig with 40 ft.. 6 in. with D. 
N. Lukens second and Jerry Hic- 
key third. Larrabee of Bates took 
first in the hammer with Parsons 
of Bowdoin second and Knight 
third. In the Javelin throw Bates 
took first as Jackson threw 150 
ft. Neil Taylor of Bowdoin took 
second win Weiner of Bates 

In the high jump Bates took 
first and second as Parks and 
Parker jumped 5-6 with Schu- 
mann of Bowdoin third. In the 
broad jump Lategola of Bates 
took first with a 20 feet 7\ inch- 
es jump. Parker of Bates was sec- 
ond and A. P. Cole of Bowdoin 
third. In the pole vault Finch of 
Bates was first with 10 feet 9 
inches, while Curt Mathers of 
Bowdoin took second. 

The track team will compete in 
the state mtet Saturday defend- 
ing its championship against a 
Maine team which has been vir- 
tually untouched by the ravages 
of the draft. Bowdoin has only 
one man who competed in the 
state meet last year. Herb Han- 
son, who has been sick and is not 
in top shape. 

"We will be doing well to take 
a point," Coach Magee said. "Our 
team is completely inexperienced, 
but we will not quit even if Maine 
gets a hundred points." 

Fraternity Officers 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
Delta Chi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa 
Sigma, and Beta Theta Pi have 
not yet held their elections at the 
time of this writing. 

Zeta Psi elected Richard C. 
Johnstone '4<i President, Carlton 
M. Woods, Jr. '45 Vice President, 
Russell P. Sweet '44 Secretary, 
and Alfred M. Perry, Jr, '44, 

Among the Sigma Nu members, 
Milton C. Paige, Jr. '44, is Presi- 
dent, Doane Fischer '45 is Vice 
President, and Kenneth L. Senter, 
Jr. '45, is Steward. 

President of Alpha Tau Ome„a 
is Lloyd R. Knight '45, F. Dana 
Law is Secretary, and there is nc 
Vice President or Steward. 

Squeeze Play In Ninth 
Climaxes Four Run 
Drive Last Thursday 

By Brooks Leavftt 

In the first real spring weather 
of the year Bowdoin's baseball 
team rallied in the ninth inning 
of their game last Thursday at 
Brunswick to defeat a highly fa- 
vored Maine nine, S to.7. The hit- 
ting honors for the afternoon 
were evenly divided, each team 
being credited with eleven hits. 

Maine's lead-off batter, facing 
pitcher Lloyd Knight of Bowdoin, 
was walked. Number two man 
flied out to left field; the third 
batter hit a grounder to second 
base, and Bodoin tried for the 
double. However, the batter was 
safe at first. The next batter was 
thrown out at first oif a ground 
ball to Dick Johnstone, thus re- 
tiring the side. 

Bill Takrott led-off Bowdoin's 
inning; at bat with a walk; John- 
stone flied out to first base, but 
'Talcott held his base on the play. 
Bob Frazier rapped out a clean 
double to center field sending Tal- 
cott to third. Maine purposely 
walked Johnny Taussig to load the 
bases and try for a double play. 
Waller Finnagan struck out, but 
Newt Pendleton hit to right field, 
scoring Talcott and Frazier from 
second and third. On the throw to 
the plate Taussig went to third, 
and Pendleton to second, but Joe 
Flanagan's strike-out ended the 

The second inning was Maine's 
biggest. The first man walked and 
stole second on the first pitch. 
The second batter got a ctean hit 
to right field, sending the man on 
second homo. Mort Page, Bowdoin 
catcher, threw the runner on first 
out at second as he tried to steal. 
The third man at the plate dou- 
bled to left field, and MacNeilley, 
Maine's pitcher for eight innings, 
walked. The next man at the plate 
bunted, and although he was out I 
at first, runners advanced to sec- | 
ond and 'hird. The runner on 
third scored on a hit 

safe on first and 
an error, but the fourth batter 
grounded out to Creaicr. 

Talcott batted first for Bow- 
doin but flied out to first base. 
Johnstone struck out, and Frazier 
struck out to end the inning. 

Crosier struck out Maine's first 
man although the secoftd man got 
a base on an error. Page, however, 
threw him out as he tried to steal 
second. The third man walked, 
but the next batter grounded out 
to Johnstone. 

Taussig led-off the last of the 
sixth with a walk; Finnagan fol- 
lowed with . a strike-out. Newt 
Pendleton was oat at first on a hit 
to that base. Moe Densmore took 
a base on balls, putting men on 
first and second. Mort Page was 
also passed by the pitcher, there- 
by loading the bases. Bill Mac- 
Intyre went in to pinch-hit for 
Crozier, but on a short hit to sec- 
ond base the force at that bas.' 
retired the side. 

Chan Schmalz went in at the 
top of the seventh inning to re- 
lieve Crozier at the mound. 
Maine's first batter hit a leaguer 
to center field for a single. Two 
pitches later the runner stole sec- 
ond. The next batter hit to second 
base, and the runners were safe 
on first 'and third on a Bowdoin 
error. The third batter hit a sin- 
gle to right field, scoring the man 
from third and putting runners on 
first and second. The fourth bat- 
ter hit a grounder to Frazier, and 
the runner from first was forced 
out at second; there were run- 
ners on first and third. Page 
threw out the man on first when 
he tried to steal, and the batter 
flied out to center field, closing 
Maine's half of the inning. 

Talcott started Bowdoin's half 
of the inning with a bunt to third 
base. Johnstone singled and sent 
Talcott to third; on the play at 
third base Johnstone went to sec- 
ond. Talcott scored when Frazier 
hit to center field, and Johnstone 
went to third. Taussig flied out to 
deep left field, and Johnstone 
scored on the play. Finnagan hit 
to the pitcher, and went to second 
on an overthrow at first. The 
inning was ended when Pendleton 
flied out to right field. 

A leagujr to center field opened 
the eighth ir.ning for Maine. The 

Big White Takes BOWDOIN TOPS €0LBY 
Baseball Crown 15-11 IN SLUGFEST 

Winning the undisputed State : 
Championship, Bowdoin trounced j 
Bates yesterday at Lewiston, 'i-l, I 
after having taken Maine for the 
second time Tuesday, 4-2. Colby 
lost to Maine yesterday, 5-1. 

Captain Dick Johnstone's first 
frame homer with Finnagan < n 

Schmaltz al ajw s d oaly six hits. 

Newt Pendletsn wen* the dis- 
tance against Maine allowing ten. 
Bowdoin benched five that moat- 
ed. Talcott stole home. 

Bowdoin's golf team, captained 
by Bifl Moody, stopped Bates 
Tuesday 6-3 hut dropped their 
match yesterday, 5»/ 2 *• ''/*• *** 
Bobcats took an 9-0 swec? of tne 
Tuesday tennis matches. 

Victory Follows Loss 
To Naval Station 
12-9 Last Friday 

Committee Announces 
Commencement Parts 

The men who are ts> apeak si 
Commencement have been chos- 
en by the committee is charge 
of this phase of the commence- 
ment program: Their speeches, 
including subjects, are not defi- 
nitely decided as yet. One of the 
four men chosen will act as an 
alternate and the other three 
wilt be the actual speakers. The 
try-out speeches are to be heard 
once again at a committee meet- 
ing next week in order to de- 
termine which of the four men 
will be the alternate aad also 
what they will speak en. The 
four men who were chosen are 
John F. Jacques, '49; John K. 
Bess, '44; Crawford B. Thayer, 
'44; and George A. Burpee. '44. 

Summer Session 

base, and the men on first and 
third were safe all the way 
around. The man on third scored 
on a throw to second, but on the 

to third next batter '"'t a grounder to the 
short stop, and the runners were 
safe on fint and second. The third 
batter bunted, and although he 
was thrown out at first, runners 
hrow home the man on second i ? a ' vanced lo second and third, 
tried to take third and was tag- , I11C next man at bat was purpose- 
ge{ j. 'y walked so that the bases were 

loaded. On a hit to Frazier the 
batter was thrown out at first, 
but a run scored from third. The 

Page led the order for Bowdoin, 
but flied out to the pitcher. 
Knight struck out, and Talcott 
was called out at first on an "um- 

sixth batter grounded out to 

pire's choice " after hitting a r Taussig to end Maine's scoring for 
ground ball to short stop. Maine tn * garne - 

now boasted a 4 to 2 edge. Denswore hit to first for Bow- 

Maine's first batter grounded dom> ** Page fou,ed out to 

out to short, but the se.- .r-i man ■ ,he Jnird baseman. Bud Sweet 
got a base on balls. He advanced 1 P'nch-hitted for Schmalz. but was 
to second and later to «hlrd on tnrowrn out at first on an infield 

rence, '44 

Bear and Rustic, Brandenburg, 

Old Shepherd, Olds, '46 

Clown, Thayer, '44 

Autolycus, Schnabel, '44 

Florizel, Koughan, '45 

Perdita. Mrs. Smith 

Mopsa, Pat Means 

Dorcas, B. W. Smith 

Musician, Hirshler, '46 

wild pitches, and another man 
was walked. Bob Crozier took ov- 
er the mound duties with men on 
first and third. The runner, on 
first advanced to second on the 
next pitch. The run from third 
scored on a Texas leaguer to 
center field, and the runner on 
second went to third. The next 

grounder. Densmore went to sec- 
ond on the play. Talcott got a 
good single to left field, and Dens- 
more scored from second. John- 
stone flied out to the infield to 
end the eighth. 

Pendleton relieved Schmalz at 
the top of the ninth, and Sweet 
took Pendleton's position in left 

Maine batter grounded out to I fiel . d - ^ / ,rst Maine batter fan " 
Johnstone, and Bowdoin purposely I £* , and lhe ^cond man walked, 
walked the next batter. With the ! Pend, 'ton struck out the third 
bases loaded and two awav the j man at the , P late - and the fourth 
batter grounded out to the pitch- man sToundod out to him. 
er. Bowdoin went into the last of 

Johnstone led-off for the Polar ' the ninth on the short end of a 
Bears, but flied out to first a 7 to 4 count. Frazier grounded out 
second time. Frazier fouled out, to first, but Taussig banged out 
but Taussig knocked out a double a nice triple to center field. Fin- 
to center field. Finnagan struck nagan scor?d him on a "hit to cen- 
out to close the inning. ter field; Pendleton was safe at 

Maine's first batter grounded | f irst < on the next play due to an 
out to Johnstone; the second man error on the part of the pitcher, 

[ Continued from Page I ] 
two courses, or three if they pre- 

The Summer Bulletin, which 
will appear in about two week*, 
will contain not only this sum- 
mer's courses, but also those to be 
offered next fall. This will afford 
students an opportunity to plan 
.their schedules for the next two 
trimesters. This issue of the Bulle- 
tin will be illustrated and will 
contain a much fuller account of 
the summer session than did last 
year's Bulletin. 

The Registration for the si"n- 
mer session will be at Mas«a.!»u- 
setts Hall on Monday. June ^1, 
and classes will start on Tuesday. 
June 22. On Friday, June .15, there 
will be a college clambake at Pick- 
ard field. The new freshmen .ire 
to be the special guests and thas 
will take the place of the rerrular 
freshman reception. 

The summer session will end on 
September 25, which will also be 
the date of the fall commence- 

The college will again !eas.? t ';■ 
property at Simpson's P i ; nt for 
bathing and boating facilities as 
it did last summer. In the way of 
intercollegiate athletics, ther- are 
tentative plans for contests in 
baseball, golf, and tennis with the 
other Maine colleges. These, how- 
ever, will be in addition to the 
regular physical fitness (or cal) 

By Brooks Leavitt 

In a free-for-all slugging con- 
test at Severens Field on Satur- 
day afternoon the Po'ar Bear nim 
defeated the Colby Mule, 15 to 11. 
The victory boosted Bowdoin fa 
the top of the Maine hrtsrcollegi- 
ate baseball league as they had 
previously defeated. Maine, h to 7. 

Zeeker, Colby pitcher, opened 
the game oy striking out the first 
three Bowcoin batters to face 
him. As a matter of fact, Zeeker 
pitched farriy tight ball until the 
seventh innir,g. Bowdoin went in 
to the seventh on the short end 
of a 5 to 4 count, but J hen th*> 
Beers came into their own. Taus- 
sig singled to left field, and Pen- 
dleton went to first when he was 
hit by a wild pitch. Bill Talcott 
took a base on balls to load the 
sacks. Flanagan hit an infield 
grounder, and Taussig scored. The 
runners were safe all around. 
Zeeker walked Page and forced 
in a run in so doing. Schmaltz 
struck out, but Finnagan and 
Johnstone got free tickets to first 
in succession when. they were hit 
by pitched balls. This scored two 
more runs. Jaworski went in to 
relieve Zeeker at the mound. Be- 
fore the end of the inning, the 
Polar Bears scored four more 
runs. This inning gave Bowdoin 
a six-run lead, 12 to 6. 

Colby threatened to make a 
comeback in the last half of the 
eighth inning, but Bowdoin tight- 
ened up after the Mules had 
scored five luns. Bowdoin's three 
runs at the top half of this in- 
ning had cinched the game. There 
was no scoring in the ninth inning. 

Bowdoin and Colby each knock- 
ed out thirteen hits in the after- 
noon's proceedings. C<4by hai 
four errors against Bowdoin's 
three. Pendleton took personal 
batting honors with four hits out 
of five attempts. 

The day before the Colbv game 
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flied out to Pendleton in left field. 
The side was retired when Frazier 
threw the next man out at first. 

Pendleton led-off with a single 
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Moe Densmore went in the 
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Training Detachment 


The Meteor 

A. A.F.T.T.D. No. tl 

Major Charle* W. Griffin 
Captain James F. Caatwell 



Arthur Jaffe 

Associate Editors 

John B. Dexter 
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Managing Editors 

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Feature Editors 

Wallace J. Campbell 

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Managing Editor of this Issue 

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It is said that the men of any 
command make the post, but that 
the officers make the men. Here 
that situation may actually be re- 
versed because of the intense in- 
terest which our commanding of- 
ficer and adjutant have in the 
welfare of the enlisted men. For 
rarely is such a precise combina- 
tion found, a group of young ener- 
getic civilians, transformed over- 
night to the momentous task of 
soldier and the exacting patience 
of the officers who are to guide 
them in their Army career for the 

A simple illustration of their 
sincere interest in the men of 
their command, is the fact that' 
they procured the buses and the 
extra railroad car for the men 
who went to New York this past 

When the original instructions 
came through specifying what we 
were to do during the academic 
break. Major Griffin immediately 
took it upon himself to see to it 
that at least some part of the 
semester interlude could be a bit 
on the pleasanter side. The Major 
has only to look into our shining 
' faces when we board the train, for 
all the thanks and gratitude we 
can offer to him for his success- 
ful efforts. 

Captain Cantell has constantly 
seen to it that the morale of the 
men here is on the brightest pos- 
sible note. It was through his ef- 
forts that the dances in the Maul- 
ton Union are possible, and that 
helps to make them the great suc- 
cess they are. It was many weeks 
ago that the Captain first suggest- 
ed the possibility of a Band and 
a Glee Club; now they are a func- 
tioning part of the detachment. 

Together with the commission- 
ed officers in their untiring efforts 
for the mutual benefit of the post, 
is the unselfish work of the non- 
coms. Rarely now do we see S/ 
Sgt. Stearns walking around the 
campus; for he is unceasingly de- 
voting to himself the task of Sup- 
ply Sergeant and taking care of 
our laundry and cleaning, so that 
he finds little time for the more 
usual routine of the old-time ser- 
geant. Sgt. Mills has shown his 
hand, in his staunch efforts to 
build up our bodies— and he is 
sure giving them a boost. 

Through cooperation and devo- 
tion to duty the students and 
their officers will realize their or- 
ganization as an integral part of 
their lives and careers. 

Next Dance Will Be 
Held Saturday, May 8 

Meteorologists Sing 
With Choral Society 

There were about a dozen of 
the Pre-meteorological students 
present at the first meeting of 
the Bowdoin-Bnraswick Choral 
Society. Any others who wish to 
come are invited. We have it 
straight from Professor Tillot- 
son that there are twenty young 
ladies, seniors of Brunswick High 
School, to hire new men into 

Sergeant Connolly's Long List Of 
Duties Amazes Inspecting Officer 

Because of circumstances which 
were entirely beyond the control 
of the committee or the staff of 
the Moulton Union, the dance 
which was originally scheduled 
for Saturday, May 1. will definite- 
ly take place on May 8 in the 
Moulton lounge. The committee 
has all intentions of making this 
event the highlight of the social) 
season for the first semester, end- 
ing May 15. 

Commencing with a grand 
march which will include among 
others. Major Griffin and Captain 
Cantwell, the dance will get un- 
derway amidst an array of new 

It will be announced that cer- 
tain dances will be strictly no-cut; 
in that, the men refrain at least 
for one dance from disturbing 
your roommates' unforseen ad- 
vances. Latest reports from the fe- 
males say that at times' it's quite 
disturbing just to have a man say 
hello, before he is called off, on 
another mission. 

We do expect a 
towners to be here then, so all 
men are warned to be on their 
guard. It is imperative that we 
leave them a well-fixed and bal- 
anced opinion of the men here, 
and have them take back to their 
homes a feeling that the Air 
Corps and gentlemen are synono- 

This Saturday night at the 
Town Hall, there will be a dance 
for the benefit of the local fire 
department. Under the baton of 
Mai Hallett and the music of his 
orchestra, you can twirl your toes 
with the pride of your heart. 

The following men are on the 
Dance Committee: Chairman, Pvt. 
Marshall; detail, Pvt. Stratton 
and Pvt. Moffa; food, Pvt. Brad- 
ley and Pvt. Prigoff; music, Pvt. 
Napolitano and Pvt. Godlewski; 
program, Pvt. Traham and Pvt. 
Kaufman; end entertainment, Pvt. 

few out-of- P 081 / J aid 

At one of our recent inspections 
it is reported that a visiting in- 
specting officer inquired in the 
Orderly Room for the Finance 
Clerk of the detachment. He was 
addressing diminutive Staff Ser- 
geant Connolly, who, braced at at- 
tention, answered, "I am the Fi- 
nance Clerk, sir." 

"But I thought you were the 
Sergeant Major," said the officer. 

"I am, sir," was the response. 

"Well, who is the Bond and In- 
surance Clerk here?" asked the 

"I am, sir," was the resrv.'^e.. 

"But I thought you were Ser- 
'geant Major and Finance Cltrk," 
said the officer. 

"I am, sir," came again from 
the Serge int. 

, "Well, who is custodian of the 
service records here?" the in- 
specting officer continued. 

"I am, sir." 

"But I thought you were Ser- 
geant Major, Finance Clerk, and 
Bond and Insurance Clerk on this 
the officer, slightly 

Remember the old song of the 
gay nineties, "You Made Me What 
I Am Today"? Well, that would 
be a good one for Mussolini to 
sing the next time he goes to 
serenade Hitler. " . . i > i^ 

"I am, sir." 

And so the inquiry continued 
until the surprised officer had 
learned that Sergeant Connolly 
was also Pass and Furlough Clerk 
and Flight Sergeant of Flight A, 
"in addition to his other iuties." 

Such is 'he position of Sergeant 
Lloyd Connolly on the permanent 
party staff of this detachment. In 
addition to all of this, he has 
taken upon himself the job of 
forming a Guard of Honor and is 
to be detachment librarian when 
the new library starts service. 

If his position here is somewhat 
anomalous, his duties many and 
varied, it all fits perfectly into 
the patter of his extrei lely inter- 
esting life. 

Born of a poor family m Pa- 
ducah, Kentucky, he spent his 
first three years in a children s 
home. From there he was taken 
by adoption into a theatrical fam- 
ily and commenced his roamings 
over the country which have never 

His education through 'nigh 
school was obtained in a scme- 
what hit-and-run manner in a 
grand total of 54 different 

schools, ranging from Beaumont, 
Texas to Detroit, where he fin- 
ished high school with a post- 
graduate course. 

His travels during tivs period 
were with theatrical tsoups and 
he became thoroughly impregnat- 
ed with that life, so it was only 
natural that his main civilian i<- 
cupations should be associated 
with the entertainment world. 
Just as was later to be true of 
his army career, he tried his hand 
at everything from swinging a 
sledge hammer to set up tent the- 
aters to acting and entertaining. 
On his tours with troupes of en- 
tertainers, he visited 38 states, 
Mexico, Brazil, and Canada. His 
last trip to Canada was taken in 
1940 and 1941, when he and his 
father toured Ontario, performing 
in theaters and playing benefit 
performancees for the Canadian 
Red Cross. 

On March 6, 1942, he gave up 
his travels with the theater, be- 
came Private Connolly, arid start- 
ed working for Uncle Sam at 
Scott Field, Illinois. Soon thereaf- 
ter he was transferred to Jeffer- 
son Barracks, where he completed 
his basic training and turned per- 
manent party, first serving as 
drill instructor and later as supply 

Private Connolly's next trans- 
fer was to Salt Lake City, Utah, 
from where he was shipped wit'*, 
his squadron to Atlantic City, 
serving in a variety of capacities 
at that station, he soon earned 
his corporal's stripes and not long 
after was promoted to sergeant. 

In October of 1942 he was pri- 
vate secretary to the Command- 
ing Officer at Atlantic City, but 
his service was cut short by an 
operation which kept him in the 
hospital for ten weeks. 

After his release from the hos- 
pital, Sergeant Connolly was 
transferred at his own request to 
the drill field where he became 
assistant to the flight seiuo/ dri:i 

Such was his position on Feb- 
ruary 1, 1943, when lie received 
orders prompting him to the g ade 
of staff sergeant and transferring 
iiiiri td Bowdoin College; 

-"For The 

There is a rule. 
Or so they say 
To turn your — 
Mattress every day. • 

Private Jaffe 
Thought he'd get away. 
So he didn't turn his 
For a month and a day. 

Poetic justice 
Came to the fore 
When Private Stebbins 
Appeared at the door. 

He and his followers 
Cracked a grin — 
Looked at the bed, 
And started in. 

As Jaffe stood terrified. 
The bandits flew. * 
His mattress was turned, 
But covers were too. 

Private Tilley 
Deserves a word 
For a little mistake 
Which seems absurd. 

Tilley decided to go 
Home last week, 
He forgot one thing, 
So to speak. 

Most of us called 
Or wired ahead. 
Not so Tilley, 
He used his head. 

By bus and by train 
He traveled all day, 
But arriving home. 
He was filled with dismay. 

When he opened his door, 
He realized in pain. 
He'd gone to New York, 
His parents to Maine! 


Two days ago the whole Bruns- 
wick Air Warden department was 
j on, the move. It seemed that a 
j blinding, moving light had been seen 
| from the observatory in the vicin- 
ity of Bowdoin. A quick checkup by 
the wardens revealed the culprit 
to be Joe "Something to behold" 
Chadw ick, who had the audacity to 
go out into the black of a dimout 
with his blazing shoes unshaded. 
Yes, and Section One is filled with 
blazing stars and flashing satelites. 
As a matter of fact, according to 
the third type of lie, sixty per cent 
of its component parts are mem- 
bers of Professor Korgen's vaunted 
one quartile. 

"They're the boys of Section One. 
They may play and have their 

They may smoke and have their 

But to each professor they bring 
Then, too, since our conversation 
has floated into the air warden 
stream, it can't come out again un- 
til the now famed name of White 
has been mentioned. Art is a dis- 
ciple of the Dean Landis School of 
wardens and looks forward with 
unchallenged fervor to a later life 
Sing Sing appointment. And while 
we are in White's room, we can't 
fail to mention the Kyser of the 
22nd detachment, the boy with 
that deep rooted Attic attachment, 
our old pal Hal "hard as flint" Tint. 
Rumor has it that their roommate- 1 
ship was premeditated. It seems 
that their service records preceded 
them, and although Hal neither! 
plays a fiddle nor come from Rome, 
he was reputed to be hot stuff;. 1 
thus the combination, heat and i 
heat controller, and the resultant, 
j variable weather. 
Now with the swift approach of 
A number of students on the j The soft winds come and the birds 
post have been asking recently if do sing, 
it is possible for them to turn per- The little boys and girls come out 

On the train coming back 
The air was quite hot. 
Lucky B. Winkelman 
Was in a tight spot. 

There was a fair maiden 
Who boarded the car. 
Flanked on each side 
By a big handsome tar. 

No seats were free, 
So the gobs chose the floor. 
The young lady paused 
For a moment or more. 

Then she showed 
That she was no sap, 
By making a dive 
For Bernie's lap. 

At first of course 
His face got red — . 
At least that's -what 
The fellows said. 

But it was not long 
Till this coloring 
Was due to 
Quite another thing. 

And now my friends 
You're in for a blow, 
For there is something 
You may not know. 

For two or three weeks 
You'll all be free. 
This paper will quit 
For that time, you see. 

Inquiries Made About 
OCS, Permanent Party 


Following are the leaders and 

athletic activities for the various 

sections for the coming week: 


1 — Pvt. Berman 


2— Pvt. Edwards 


3— Pvt. Guess 


4— Pvt. Tilley 


5 — Pvt. Adams 


6 — Pvt. Cannovo 


7 — Pvt. Badmik 


8-rPvt. Oster * , 


9— Pvt. Surdacki 


10 — Jordan 

Section 1— Softball 

Section 2 — Ju Jitsu 

Section 3 — Boxing 

Section 4 — Swimming 

Section 5^-Volley Ball 

Section *£-Softball 

Section 7 — Ju Jitsu 

Section 8 — Boxing 

Section 9 — Swimming 

Section 10— Volley Ball 


manent party in this detachment 
or if they can take a short-cut to 
commissions by going through Of- 
ficer Candidate Schools. 

In answer to the first of these 
questions, it can now be an- 
nounced definitely that the per- 
manent party of this organization 
I will not be changed. Student per- 
sonnel are, furthermore, ineligible 
for permanent party ratings in as 
much as their education places 
them in an advanced training 

Regarding the possibilities of 
going to OCS, nothing definite or 
official can be stated as yet; it is 
believed, however, that an an- 
nouncement on this subject will 
j shortly be made and men in this 
I course will become eligible. 

to play. 
The skys are blue and sometimes 

And through the strength of oppos- 
ing air 
Comes Put Put's arrow, straight 
and bare. 

There's hardly anyone else worth 
mentioning. Reliable sources say 
that in our section we have no real 
"goof-offs." Mai Berman finds a 
certain amount of difficulty in 
keeping up to date intellectually. 
His social contacts in a sector di- 
rectly north of Brunswick are ra- 
ther extensive. If any of you wish 
dates in the future, get in touch 
with him in room 20, Maine Hall. 
It pays to make contacts. You 
know what I mean, fellows. 

Rumor: 500 men are arriving here 
next week. 

Fact: This is a dangerous type of 
rumor that is cropping up in this 
area all too often. It is danger- 
ous, because the movements and 
disposition of troops in wartime 
must be kept secret. And even 
though you might not, offhand 
consider us troops, or our ac- 
tivities a source of interest to the 
foe, a moment's reflection will 
convince you that they might 
very well be interested in know- 
ing just how, when, and where 
"the weathermen of the Ah; 
Force" are being trained. We 
will all be in possession of facts 
from time to time about arrivals 
and departures of groups of 
Army personnel at this post or in 
other parts of the College, but 
by all means, don't try to antici- 
pate such news with premature 
"feelers" like the above rumor. 

Rumor: There have been many dif- 
ferent ideas on just what sched- 
ule the calisthenics and drill pe- 
riods are to follow in the sum- 
mer months (June 1 - ). But here 
is the official release on the sub- 

Fact: Flight A wiir«'have dril'. and 
calisthenics from 10-12, lunch at 
12:45. Flight B will eat at 12, 
and will have its drill and calis- 
thenics from 1.30-3.30. 

Ten minutes of the period will 
be taken up in marching to and 
from the field, the remainder 
will be spent in the drill calis- 
thenics, and games. For the lat- 
ter, each section will be divided 
into two teams, which will en- 
gage in intra-mural competition 
in touch football, softbail, scc- 
cer, baseball, and cross-couniry, 
running for 11 weeks, at the end 
of which time the champion 
team will reap a rich reward in 
the form of a leave. 

Rumor: Less than 30 per cent of 
the men now enrolled will pass 
the "C" course. 

Fact: This one is absolutely 
groundless. There would be no 
sense for the Army even to ?o 
to the expense of maintaining 
"C" schools if such a small num- 
ber were expected to go on to 
the "A" course. The Meteor can 
assure you that at least 60 per 
cent of the men should pass. As 
a matter of fact, not one man in 
the detachment is in line for 
shipment as this column goes to 
press. • t 

The Meteor's well informed 
sources advise these men. who 
are loafing because they do not 
believe they "have a chance, 
anyway," to dispel their fears 
and get on the beam. 

Rumor: We did relatively poorly in 
the screening test. 

Fact: The Meteor emphatically re 
futes this vile slander. It is, 
however, not possible to release 
now a statement as to exactly 
how the detachment stands in 
the country. One thing is cer- 
tain, at any rate; and that is the 
fact that we did at least average 

Rumor: We are getting special in- 
signia denoting Weather Service. 

Fact: This* is one about which we 
have not been able to get very 
much information. The tip that 
we received on this subject some 
time ago has never been refuted, 
and therefore, there is reason to 
believe that our service will soon 
be distinguished. On the other 
hand, this may have to wait for 
the great day of commissioning, 
for this distinction as well as 
many others. 

Glee Club WiU Meet With 
Choral Society Sunday 

Due to a special dimout Sun- 
day evening at 7:00, the Glee 
Club will meet with the Bruns- 
wick Choral Society at 7:45 p. 
m. in Memorial Hall. All stu- 
dents are cordially Invited to at- 

Cheer up. Some of these days 
Adolf Hitler will be only a mem- 
ory with a little moustache. 

Bowdoin's Head Has 
Distinguished Record 

We of the Meteorological Train- 
ing Detachment have been at 
Bowdoin for almost three months 
now, but it is surprising how little 
many of us know about our new 
alma mater. Bowdoin is not mere- 
ly a collection of ivy-covered 
brick buildings surrounding an 
oak-shaded quadrangle: she is 
more than that. It has taken more 
than a great tradition to over- 
come the trials of expanding 
America. Not the least of these 
factors aiding to overcome these 
obstacles has been the leader of 
Bowdoin during the last quarter- 
century, President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills. Prooably the future of Bow- 
doin has been more influenced 'by 
him than Ly any other man. 

During the 149 years of its life, 
the College ' has had eight presi- 
dents. Of these men, only two had 
terms of greater length than that 
of President Sills will have reach- 
ed this June, yet this does not 
mean that his term has been dull 
and monotonous. On the contrary 
no period has been filled with so 
many crises as the last 25 years. 
Let us consider them briefly. 

President Sills came to the 
Presidency in 1918, in the midst of 
the first World War. These years 
of chaos were followed by the 
rough-and-tumbling twenties. 
Then came the world depression, 
and now, the second World War. 
Indeed a time to "try men's 
souls," and particularly the soul 
of a small liberal arts college 
president. Let us see how Bow- 
doin has survived the continuous 
pattern of dangerous reefs, and 
answered' the touch of her helms- 
man's hand. 

The endowment of the College 
has been increased from $2,600,- 
000 to nearly $9,000,000. Additions 
to the campus have been the 
Moulton Union, Moore Hall, Pick- 
ard Field and Field House, and 
the swimming pool. The faculty 
has expanded from 26 to 70 mem- 
bers. Until recently, the student 
body had virtually doubled. In- 
deed, this is no mean array of 
accomplishments, even had the 
sailing been entirely fair weather. 

However, these advancements 
would have been futile without 
the maintenance of the traditional 
high standards. Under President 
Sills' leadership, Bowdoin has re- 
mained a liberal arts college in a 
world that needs nothing so much 
as a respect for culture and the 
fine arts. This has been President 
Sills' belief, and those who have 
been graduated from Bowdoin 
have borne out this belief by their 

President Sills does not go un- 
recognized, as may be seen from 
the many honors which have bben 
bestowed on him by colleges and 
universities all over the world. He 
has received the degree of Doctor 
of Letters from nine different in- 
stitutions of higher learning, and 
has been made a trustee of many 
important schools and colleges. 
Finally, his name has been linked 
so often with that of the College, 
that it is synonomous. More men 
of his ability and foresight would 
make a world where men would 
not need to mix war and learning. 

Meteor Makes Survey Of 
Students In Detachment 

For a little less than three months now, we have been at 
Bowdoin, living, studying together, preparing for that inevit- 
able day when we will find ourselves directly faced with ex- 
ploding shells and a ferocious enemy. Because of the inquisi- 
tive nature which we all have, the Meteor has undertaken 
for itself a comprehensive survey of the students attached to 
this post. 

We think that the average age 
which prevails among the students 
here is perhaps the lowest of al- 
most any Army post in existence. 
Because the age limits for this 
course was restricted from 18 to 21 
years, it is only natural that we 
are only a baby of the' Air Forces. 

From the four corners of this 
country, we have gathered here 
together, to learn, to train for the 
time when our purpose here will 
have been fulfilled. Every corner 
of the country finally found its 
way into Maine and Winthrop 
Halls. It seems that the State of 
New York finally got itself into the 
limelight by being the home of the 
largest part of us. Running a close 
second and third thereafter is 
Massachusetts and Maine. From 
all the borders we gathered a total 
of 22 different states represented. 
Some only one or two from each 
state, others as high as over 50 as 

Detachment Compares 
Favorably With Others 

While present at the Boston 
meeting, Sergeant Connelly had an 
opportunity to speak to officers 
and non-commissioned officers 
from other technical training de- 
tachments in this area and, in so 
doing, to make some interesting 
comparisons between this detach 
ment and others. 

In an interview following his re- 
turn from the meeting, the Ser 
geant disclosed that this detach 
ment has the best payroll standing 
of any of the detachments and, in 
the mater of insurance we stand 
third. Two other detachments have 
more men carrying insurance, but 
our average policy is but a few dol- 
lars less. 

The record of this detachment 
on company punishment and wash- 
outs is also outstanding, for there 
has been only one of the former 
and none of the latter. One of the 
technical training units has had, it 
was discovered, twenty-three 
washouts. This was not, however, 
a premeteorology unit, and Ser- 
geant Connelly was able to learn 
of conditions in only one of these, 
and it has had to eliminate one 
man for disciplinary reasons. 

In the matter of war bonds pur- 
chased by soldiers, it was found 
that this detachment has an ex- 
tremely poor record. One notable 
detachment reported 168 men out 
of 169 carrying bonds. 

On the whole, however, Sergeant 
Connelly was pleased to report 
that this detachment compares 
very favorably with others in the 
area. All technical training de- 
tachments represented at the 
meeting received official praise 
also, when Colonel Johnson, In- 
spector General, remarked that 
they had shown marked improve- 
ment over previous inspections. 

Off The Record - 

What's Ihis we hear about Herb 
Ascherman'J (Section Four) new 
girl — he claims that As is the 
prettiest girl in Brunswick. Not 
many men of this detachment 
have seen her — so as far as we are 
concerned, it is a rumor. How 
about bringing her out into the 
open, Herb, so we can all pass 

The company's clumsiest recruit 
was experiencing his usual diffi- 
culty in executing the command, 
"Present Arms." The drill ser- 
geant studied him with disgust. 
"Where is the balance of your 
rifle?" he inquired. 

"Honest sergeant, I don't 
know," stammered the recruit. 
"This is all they giv" me." 

From a soldier's letter to his 
young bride. "Come down next 
Sunday, if you possibly can — and I 
am short of cash, so please bring 
me $10.00." P. S. "If you can't 
come, send me $12.00" 

Probably the simplest and 
briefest statement of war aims 
ever made was expressed by Jan 
Masaryk, Foreign Minister of the 
Czechoslovakian Government in 

He said: "I want to go home." 
"My friend," said the old ser- 
geant from the regular Army, 
earnestly, "remember that while 
you are in this Army, money is not 
all. It is not money that will mend 
a broken heart or reassemble the 
fragments of a dream. Money 
cannot brighten the hearth nrr 
repair the portals of a shatteicd 
home." He paused far breath and 
then concluded solemnly, "I refer, 
of course, to Confederate money." 
Sergeant (in a rage): "Who told 

you to put flowers on tne Majors 

C. Q.: "The Major." 

Sergeant: "Pretty, lin't they?" 

Private: "I feel like telling ..ha* 
Sergeant where to get off again." 

Second Private: "What do you 
mean, 'again'?" 

First Private: "I felt like it yes- 
terday, too." 

"I'm a hungry woman, ' declar- 
ed the newly enlisted WAAC. 
"Where do I eat?" 

"I suggest," said the sergeant, 
"that this first evening you mess 
with the officers." 

"I've already done that," ans- 
wered the WAAC impatiently. 
"But I tell you I'm hungry." 

Jack Haley tells the story of 
the armless man who was drafted. 
This act proved so much of a sur- 
prise that he was speechless until 
he reached Camp Woltere. There 
he protested mightily to a clerk 
that nobody in his condition could 
be of any possible service as a sol- 

The clerk told the armless fel- 
low to look out the window at a 
man pumping water. "There cer- 
tainly is something you can do.*' 
he said. "See that soldier out 
there pumping water into a buc- 
ket ? Go on out there and tell him 
when it is full. He's blind." 

"There's something odd about 
you this morning," Hitler said to 
Goering. "Yes. I know what it is. 
For the fiist time since I've 
known you, you have left off your 

Goering looked down at his 
chest. "Himmel!" ne cried, "I've 
forgotten to take them off my 

in the case of New York. From the 
sunny beaches of Florida to the 
canyons of New York, from the 
rock-bound shores of Maine and 
Massachusetts to the shores of the 
Great Lakes and from the state of 
Illinois and the city q^Chicago 
does our daily mail arrive. Across 
the Corn Belt to Indiana and 
Ohio, westward to the bleakness of 
Utah and the remoteness of Colo- 
rado do we staunch men of the 
skies hail from. We are but a cog 
in the wheel of men from the flats 
of Texas and the hills of Kentucky 
who will find ourselves at the 
heart of the enemy. 

Many of the men here, before 
they entered the service were serv- 
ing their country on the production 
front, producing the weapons 
which we shall use. From the as- 
sembly lines of Grumman Aircraft 
where one of our men previously 
worked comes the steady roar of 
weapons which some day may be 
protecting us directly overhead as 
they clash in mortal combat with 
our enemies. From office clerks to 
farmers, students and machinists 
comes the mental energy—which 
will enable us successfully to com- 
plete the course we have under- 

Sixty-eight per cent of the men 
stationed here have previously 
been at college. Of those going to 
college, the majority never went 
beyond the first year. Two men 
have the honor of being the only 
college graduates of the attached 
personnel on the post. Harvard 
University leads the detachment in 
having the largest representation 
than any other college of the men 
here. Nineteen men of the"squaya" 
have the extreme privilege of being 
with us all. Running close back 
with 12 men of their campus now 
adorning the Bowdoin plains is 
New York University. Third in the 
list of colleges is the University of 
Maine, which takes pride in having 
eight of its former undergraduates 
in the Meteorological School. Scat • 
tered over the floors of Maine and 
Winthrop Halls are the recent un- 
dergrads of some 28 different 
schools of higher learning. 

It is interesting to note the 
similar trend of the courses which 
the men undertake while they were 
still students. Engineering and the 
Physical Sciences seem to take 
the lead of the courses studied, but 
it is peculiar to note the relative- 
ly large proportion of men who 
were studying Accounting and 

On reconsideration for a mo-» 
ment, you will see that both these 
subjects run along a similar line. 
For logic and straight thinking 
which formed a vital part of their 
former studies, now requires itself 
to be a vital and necessary pro- 
ceedure in the training of Meteor- 
ological Officers of the Army Air 


Leona M. Bowley and Margaret 
V. Austin. You don't know who 
they are? Sure you do. fellows. 
You may not know them by name, 
but everyone knows them either 
through some act of kindness or 
aid. Yes, they are the secretaries 
in the Orderly Room and the Ma- 
jor's office. They make out your 
passes, your records, pass on your 
orders to you in the form of easily 
read bulletins, aid Sgt. Connelly in 
his maze of detailed work and thus 
indirectly even facilitate distribu- 
tion of your payroll. Yes, fellows, 
the Misses Bowley and Austin are 
deserving of every man's gratitude. 


Arrangements are being made 
for the establishment of a detach- 
ment literature library to provide 
periodical reading material for men 
on the post. The library, which will 
probably begin service about May 
1, will offer books on ju jitsu, the 
Radio Digest, Press Digest, publi- 
cations from the Special Services 
Office, and whatever magazines 
can be received from civilians. Ac- 
cording to present plans, the li- 
brary will be located in the Order- 
ly Room, and will be under the 
supervision of Sergeant Connelly. 

If the war lasts long enough we 
may be riding in automobiles 
made of synthetic materials roll- 
ing on syntheUc rubber tires. Well 
we have had some synthetic driv- 
ers for a long time. 





VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 6 

Bowdoin College Holds 138th Commencement Exercises 

President Addresses Seniors On 'Democracy Of The Future' 

Annual Baccalaureate Delivered 
Thursday In First Parish Church 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills opened Bowdoin's 1 38th 
Commencement Program with his Baccalaureate Address to 
the members of the graduating class in the First Parish Church 
on Thursday afternoon. The complete text of the President's 
address follows: 


Democracy is not a one way 
.•street. Every citizen to be sure 
has rights and privileges which 'are 
inherent in the democratic system, 
but he has likewise duties and re- 
sponsibilities which he cannot 
evade. Of late we have had many 
illustrations that show how true 
this statement is. As Americans 
we have perhaps put too much 
emphasis on what the government 
can do for us and not enough em- 
phasis on what we can do for the 
government; but the demands on 
youth have brought out clearly 
that there are inescapable duties 
and responsibilities connected with 
our citizenship. When Hitler by 
his actions put his vile hand into 
every American home, there was 
only one possible answer, namely, 
that every man. woman and child 
in the United States of America 
should regard it as a duty he 
could not escape, to do every- 
thing in his power to bring about 
the complete destruction of those 
forces which since 1939 have 
threatened the security of all free- 
loving people. On the whole the 
American nation has risen admir- 
ably to this tremendous task, but 
the qualities necessary in war; of 
faith, courage and resolution, are 
equally necessary when the war is 
over. Although there is no imme- 
diate prospect of an early conclu- 
sion of hostilities, the tide has 
turned so unquestionably in our 
favor that we may, with more con- 
fidence than was possible a year 
ago, turn our attention to the 
tasks that will confront the world 
when fighting ceases. 

From the cradle to the grave 
life is a series of choices, of crises, 
of decisions; and what is true of 

individuals likewise is true of com- 
munities and nations. It is often 
hard to realize how much in col- 
lective decisions depends upon in- 
dividual decisions; this is of course 
particularly true in democracies 
where public opinion after all is 
the controlling factor; that is why 
college men and women will have 
in the immediate future so many 
opportunities and so many respon- 
sibilities; that is why here and now 
the proper attitude must be de- 
veloped, the proper point of view 
made ready. 

As man is composed of body, 
mind and spirit, so in the making 
of any decision all those different 
components must be considered. 
If any one of these sides is neg- 
lected the result is bound to be 
disappointing. If too much em- 
phasis is placed on those things 
which concern the body, too ma- 
terialistic an attitude will prevent 
proper action. If too much em- 
phasis is placed on the purely in- 
tellectual arguments, the result 
will be very likely to be impracti- 
cal. Too much idealism is oerhaps 
as dangerous as is placing too 
much stress on the material and 
the intellectual. 

Perhaps I may illustrate what 
I have in mind by calling atten- 
tion to two or three different ways 
in which in the past few years dis- 
illusionment has come to different 
kinds of people. Not long ago a 
great many persons, particularly 
in academic centers, believed that 
reason would solve all the prob- 
lems of the world; they trusted fn 
intellect, science, reason; they be- 
lieved that education and book 
learning would save the world; 

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Dean Nixon In Last Chapel Talk 
Reviews Events Of Past Year 

Following is a talk delivered by 
Dean Paul <Nixon on May 4 at the 
last Chapel service for the se- 
mester just ended: 

We are ending a strange year, 
a strange, and in many respects, 
a very depressing year. Yet it has 
had its lighter, brighter moments. 
Our football team clearly enjoyed 
itself last fall, and we have heard 
no bitter complaints from our 
baseball team. This — s p r i n g. 
(Spring's eternal in the human 
breast, if nowhere else.) That 
zest for games -come what may — 
is one of youth's most enhearten- 
ing traits. The game today- and 
the war tomorrow! But the game 
today! And it doesn't end with 
college/ From our alumni scat- 
tered all over the fighting fronts 
came messages of pleasure at 
Adam and his men winning still 
another championship. 

And then that game of Calis- 
thenics in which you nearly all 
have participated with such de- 
light! I don't know how many 
boys in the camps have written 
in enthusiastic praise of our calis- 
thenics. Some of them even urged 
bigger and better calisthenics— 

for yott But just a few days ago, 
from one of our Marines at Parris 
Island, came the flat statement 
that the training there was 
"child's play" compared with 
what he had to take from Neil 

On the whole, and by and large 
— I am substituting for President 
Sills at this last Chapel service — 
it has been a year in which you 
boys have handled yourselves 
rather admirably. You've pretty 
much kept your grins on your 
faces and your apprehensions in 
your chests. You've Red Crossed 
and Warbonded and fire-wardened 
and Bloodbanked and non-house- 
part ied nobly. You've put up 
pleasantly with us professors — 
teaching you peacetime subjects 
while the whole world blazed. 
You've even been patient with the 
Dean as he blasted you for Chapel 
cuts, on the very eve of your go- 
ing out to fight — and maybe die — 
for him and the rest of us stay- 
at-homes. (Don't fancy that a 
Dean, in a £ear like this, doesn't 
know that he often acts like a 
fussy old lady. Yet that's part of 
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Ry Philip Huffman 

Getting up at 4.30 these morn- 
ings to go to a war job, we now 
have perhaps a little better ex- 
cuse for writing "Sun Rises." 
• - r 
Commencement turn always 
what can probably be e\- 
by the hackneyed "A 
time of mixed emotions." This 
year we are saying goodbye not 
only to the Claw of '43 and '44 
but to a majority of the student 
body. Only at parting do we real- 
ise how strong a bond ha* been 
formed among um, only at parting 
da we see how much we are leav- 

Even finals, painful as they ar?, 
have a certain value. They tend *o 
bring to our attention the breadth 
of knowledge to which we have at 
least been exposed. Only at the end 
do we begin to see the value of it 

of evaluation. Just what 
college meant to us? Aside 
1 the broad view pi life which 

I it presents and the special knowl- 
I edge which it Imparts, college at- 
tempts to provide us with the 
ability to think. That Is the hard- 
est task for many of us. Once 
mastered it Is a skill which 
forces one to the forefront among 
homo sapiens. It is a very re- 
stricted skill. 

s - r 
As we review the joys, the 
struggles, and the triumphs of our 
j Bowdoin days, we are convinced 
that these opportunities should not 
be missed by the secondary school 
graduates of these war years. Con- 
fident of the value of even one col- 
lege year, we must, to be consist- 
ent, spare no effort to see that our 
school friends share in these bene- 
fits. Bowdoin is committed to car- 
rying on. As Bowdoin men, under- 
graduates and alumni, it is square- 
ly up to us to help her. 

s - r 
In war many things comes up 
for critical analysis. Considerable 
loose criticism has been made of 
colle ge education. As college men 
we know that this thing to good, 
that the chief crittdsm which can 

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Hess, Thayer, Jaques 
And Burpee Deliver 
Graduation Addresses 

Commencement addresses at the 
exercises this morning were de- 
livered by John H. Hess, Crawford 
B. Thayer, John F. Jaque*, and 
George A. Burpee, all of the Class, 
of 1944. 

With "America's Demand on the 
Colleges" as the title of his 
speech, Hess declared that the 
amazing complexity of modern 
American life and the infinite dif- 
ference between each and every 
citizen of this vast country de- 
mands, more than ever, for the 
successful solution of the myriad 
problems confronting us more and 
more broadly educated men and 
women. « 

We must have bur specialists, 
said Hess, "But it seems to me 
that the man equally important to 
society and to the war effort is the 
man who has supplemented a 
scientific background with a 
broad education in other fields, 
the man who has studied English 
literature, history, philosophy. To- 
day's society needs the man who 
has had time to sit and talk with 
other men, the man who has at- 
tempted to analyze the political, 
economic, and psychological prob- 
lems confronting the world. Such 
a .demand by society presents an 
entirely .new view of the prob- 
lem. Of course, in defending an 
education such as I have just de- 
scribed, we must at the same time 
be careful to point out that we can 
easily go to an absurd extreme. An 
undergraduate who has .spent too 
much time talking and pondering 
will wak? up after his Commence- 
ment to firxi himself woefully un- 
prepared to face a practical world. 
What we want is a medinm. Those 
who are educational extremists 
must realize society's need for a 
sanely balanced program of edu- 

[ Continued on Page 2 •] 

Jean Hersholt 
Master of Arts 

New Men Elected To 
Alumni Organizations 

John E. Hess Elected 
To Phi Beta Kappa 

At a meeting of Phi Beta Kappa, 
Alpha of Maine, held yesterday 
morning at 9.00 in Hubbard Hall, 
John Ellsworth Hess '44 was elect- 
ed to membership in the society. 

Hess has been prominent in ath- 
letics and extra-curricular activ- 
ities during his college life. He was 
a member of both football and bas- 
ketball teams his first year, and 
was named All-State end on Bow- 
doin's 1942 championship varsity 
eleven. During his sophomore year 
he was chairman of the Student 
Council Disciplinary Committee. 
He served on the Student Council 
and was president of the White 
Key. Active in interfraternity ath- 
letics, he is a Dean's List man. and 
James Bowdoin Scholar, as well as 
a member of the Polar Bears, col- 
lege dance orchestra. A member of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Hess has this 
past semester been on the faculty 
of the Pre-meteorological School, 
instructing in physics. 

Other men of the Class of 1944 
who were previously elected to Ph 
Beta Kappa are Robert Walter 
Brown, George Alexander Burpee, 
Douglas Carmichael, Robert Ed- 
ward Colton, Stanley Burtt Cres- 
sey, Balfour Henry Golden, Stuart 
Edward Hayes, Donald Albert 
Sears, and Ross Williams. 

It has also been announced that 
at yesterday's meeting, Kenneth C. 
M. Sills was chosen as president of 
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine. 

The Alumni Office has just ire 
j nounced the results of the recent* 
j ly held alumni elections. Elected 
I to the Alumni Council for a t.'im 
[of three years are the following 
! four men: Dr. William Holt '12 of 
Portland, physician and surgeon 
on the staff of the Maine General 
Hospital; Elrpy O. LaCasce '14 of 
Fryeburg, Principal of Fryeburg 
Academy since 1922, whose two 
sons are now at Bowdoin; Don J. 
Edwards '16 of Newton Center, 
Mass., associated with the General" 
Heat and Appliance Company of 
Boston; and Richard S. Chap- 
man '28 of Portland, county at- 
torney for Cumberland County, 
formerly secretary of the Bowdcin 

After a review of the alum**- 
vote, President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills appointed the following three 
men as Directors of the Alumni 
Fund, each to serve for three 
years: Edward P. Garland '16 of 
Wellesley Hills. Mass., general 
manager of the LaTouraine Coffee 
Company of Boston; Harold H. 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 


In Annual Report He Says 

Best Years Ahead For 

The College 

Last Friday morning in the Bow- 
doin College chapel before a large 
faculty and student representation, 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills com- 
memorated his 25th anniversary as 
President of the college. He point- 
ed out that at that time this coun- 
try was at war, and that a Bow- 
doin service flag also hung in the 
chapel then, but expressed the be- 
lief that in two or three years the 
normal functions of the college will 
be resumed. 

President Sills has guided Bow- 
doin College through two great 
wars. In June, 1917, at the death 
of President William DeWitt Hyde, 
Dean Sills became Acting Presi- 
dent, and the following May he 
was elected President. He has thus 
been in the President's chair for 
26 years. 

In his anniversary chapel talk 
President Sills spoke hopefully of 
"that future all of us from the 
youngest freshman to the oldest 
faculty member must be dreaming, 
thinking, and planning." In his an- 
nual report, just published, he 
wrote of the long range planning 
which the college is doing. "If the 
mind is to be kept free, if intellect- 
ual curiosity and intellectual re- 
sourcefulness are to be encouraged, 
if idealism, not materialism, is to 
rule . . . liberal studies must not 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

. 1 

Bowdoin Coach And Star 
Athlete Meet At Wichita 

Recently when Lt. Linn Scott 
Wells, athletic director and wel- 
fare head of the Hutchinson Na- 
val Air Station attended the 
premier of "Air Force." a War- 
ner Brothers production, in 
Wichita, a big strapping pilot 
wearing the gold oak leaves of a 
major greeted him, "HI, coach." 
The chap was Major R. H. Beck 
of the 19th Bombardment 
Squadron stationed at Sallna. In 
1934 Major Beck was a star 
linesman on the BowckMn Col- 
lege eleven in Maine, coached 
by Lt. Wells. Monday night 
Major Beck, one of the heroes 
of Batasn and Corregidor, was 
on the bond program at Conven- 
tion Hall. Former Coach and 
pupil had another reunion. 

End Of Semester Finds 
Many On Dean's List 

Thirty-six men have been placed 
on the Bowdoin College Dean's 
List as the result of scholastic 
work completed for the semester 
just ended. Twenty-four upper- 
classmen ^received grades of 
straight "B" or better and nine 
freshmen received one-half "A's," 
while three freshmen received 
straight "A's." All these men will 
be entitled to unlimited cuts ex- 
cept the nine freshmen who re- 
ceived half "A's." They will be en- 
titled to six cuts in each course. 

The complete list follows, as well 
as the "Dean's List Elsewhere" : 
1943 and 1944 

Robert W. Brown 

George A. Burpee 

I. Budd Callman 

John S. Hartford 

John F. Jaques 

Albert W. Warren, Jr. 

Joseph F. Carey 

Elroy O. LaCasce. Jr. 

Hyman L. Osher 

Robert V. Schnabel 

Ross E. Williams 

Kcnrick M. Baker, Jr. 

Thomas S. V. Bartlett 

Robert W. Belknap, Jr. 

Alan S. Cole 

Rudolph L. Flinker 

Harold Lifshitz 

William E. Maclntyre 

Wallace C. Philoon, Jr. 

David W. Ross 

Lennart Sandquist 

Leonard M. Sherman ' 

Myron S. Waks 

Norman O. Waks 

Freshmen with unlimited cuts 

Charles M. Crain 

Robert E. Michaud 

Clayton F. Reed 

Freshmen with six cuts 

Malcolm Chamberlain 

Paul H. Eames, Jr. 

Rolfe E. Glover. Jr. 

Frank H. Gordon 

William Happ III 

F. Dana Law 

Tom M. Sawyer 

David M. Towle 

Jordan H. Wine 

Dean's List Elsewhere 
1943 and 1944 

Thomas Anton 

Richard G. Eaton 

George E Griggs, Jr. 

Richard A. Rhodes, 2nd 

Richard L. Saville 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Appointments, Prizes, 
Awards Announced 

Appointments, prizes, and 
awards announced at the Bowdoin 
College Commencement Exercises 
this morning were as follows: 

Charles Carroll Everett Grad- 
uate Scholar: John Frederick 
Jaques '43. 

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate' 
Scholar: Crawford Beecher Thayer 

O'Brien Graduate Scholarship: 
no award. 

Galen C. Moses Graduate Schol- 
arship: Kenneth George Stone. Jr. 

David Sewall Premium in Eng- 
lish Composition: Frank Dana Law 

Class of 1868 Prize in Oratory: 
Stanley Burtt Cressey '44. 

Smyth Mathematical Prize: Nel- 
son Bowman Oliphant '45. 

Lucien Howe Prize Scholarship 
for High Qualities of Gentlemanly 
Conduct and Character: John Ells- 
worth Hess '44. 

Class of 1875 Prize in American 
History: John Bowers Matthews, 
Jr. '43. 

Pray English Literature Prize: 
no award. 

Bertram Louis Smith, Jr. Prize 
Scholarship In English Literature: 
Donald Albert Sears '44. 

Almon Goodwin Phi Beta Kappa 
Prize: Ross Edward Williams '44. 

Sewall Latin Prize: no award. 
[ Continued from Page 3 1 

Paul Nixon 
Doctor of Humane Letters 

Burpee '44 Speaks At 
Class Day Exercises 

Class Day Exercises were held 
yesterday at 10.30 a.m. under the 
Thorndike Oak before an assemb- 
lage of friends, relatives and facul- 
ty. The opening address was given 
by R. Kimball Eastman '44, who 
in his capacity as chairman of the 
Commencement Committee also 
introduced the other speakers and 
parts of the program. The oration 
was delivered by George A. Bur- 
pee '44, and the poem by John F. 
Jaques '43. A class history was 
read by John E. Hess '44. George 
W. Hutchings '43 gave the clos- 
ing address, and the exercises 
were completed with the singing 
of the Ode, written by John 
Brandenburg '43. 

Included in the program was the 
presentation of the traditional 
Wooden Spoon to Richard C. John- 
stone, Popular Man of the Class 
of 1944. This ceremony, usually a 
part of the Ivy Day program, was 
carried out yesterday because the 
College did not observe Ivy this 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Men Awarded Degrees, 
Certificates of Honor 


Following is a list of those men 
whq have attained a grade of 
Straight "A" in all their courses 
during the semester just ended: 
George Alexander Burpee 
John Ellsworth Hess 
Elroy Osborne LaCasce, Jr. 
Hyman Louis Osher 
Ross Edward Williams 

Kenrick Martin Baker, Jr. 
William Edmund Maclntyre 
Norman Oscar Waks 

Charles Moody Crain 
Robert Ernest Michaud 
Clayton Frederick Reed 


The following men were awarded 

their degrees "with honors" in 

their various major fields of study: 


Robert Walter Brown "44 


John Frederick Jaques '43 

Crawford Beecher Thayer '44 


George Elias Brickates '43 


George Alexander Burpee '44 


Richard Galen Eaton '44 

The following men were awarded 
bachelor degrees and certificates of 
honor at the Commencement Ex- 
ercises this morning: 

Bachelor of Arts: George Elias 
Brickates '43 of Saco, Sidney 
Chason '44 of Bangor, George Wil- 
liam Craigie, Jr. '44, of Cumber- 
land Mills, John Jesseman Dickin- 
son '43 of Orono, Richard Galen 
Eaton "44 of Bangor, Balfour Hen- 
ry Golden '44 of New York. N. Y., 
George Eastman Griggs, Jr. '44, of 
New York, N. Y., John Ellsworth 
Hess '44 of Houlton, John Robert 
Hurley, Jr. '44, of White Plains, N. 
Y., John Frederick Jaques '43 of 
Portland, Everett Arnold Orbeton 
'44 of Bangor, Edward Stetson 
Pennell '44 of Portland, Richard 
Ayer Rhodes, 3rd '44, of West 
Hartford, Conn., George Frederick 
Sager '44 of Portland, Crawford 
Beecher Thayer '44 of Haverhill, 
Mass., Harry Knowlton Trust '44 
of Bangor, Harry Francis Twomey, 
Jr. '43 of Swampscott, Mass., Don-- 
aid Stuart Ulin '43 of Dorchester, 
Mass., Albert William Warren, Jr. 
'43, of Weston, Mass., Maxwell 
Millard Welch '43 of Bristol, John 
Alden Woodcock '44 of Bangor. 

Bachelor of Science: Thomas 
Anton '43 of Brddeford, Edward 
Blake Babcock '44 of Bangor, Sam- 
uel Lincoln Belknap '43 of Dam- 
ariscotta, David John Brandenburg 
'43 of Larchmont, N. Y., Robert 
Walter Brown '44 of Ash Point, 
Robert Lawrence Buckley '43 of 
Needham, Mass., George Alexan- 
der Burpee '44 of Bronxville, N. Y., 
Irving Budd Callman '44 of Mount 
Vernon, N. Y., Philip James Clough 
'43 of Springfield, Vt., Stanley 
Burtt Cressey '44 of Bath, Donald 
Thornton Devine '43 of Lowell, 
Mass., Roger Kimball Eastman, Jr. 
'44, of Salem, Mass., William Hen- 
ry Elliot '44 of New Haven, Conn., 
Robert Harding Glinick '44 of East 
Setauket, L. I., N. Y., Herbert Han- 
son, Jr. '43, of Providence, R. I., 
John Souther Hartford '43 of 
Brunswick, Ralph Cushing Hay- 
ward, yJr. '43, of Portland. Robert 
Earl Hewes '42, of Beacon, N. Y., 
George Wilcox Hutchings '43 of 
East Natick, Mass., Robert Madi- 
gan Lawlis '44 of Houlton, Alfred 
Preston Lee '44 of Hingham, 
Mass., Frank Daniel McKeon '43 ; 
of New Haven, Conn., Wallace 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Pres. Sills Awards Bachelor 
And Honorary Degrees 


At the 1 38th Commencement Exercises of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, held this morning in the First Parish Church of Bruns- 
wick before a gathering of relatives, friends, and faculty, Presi- 
dent Kenneth C. M. Sills awarded fifty-five Bachelor Degrees, 
twenty-nine Certificates of Honor, and six Honorary Degrees 
to undergraduates, alumni, and friends of the College. Of the 
Bachelor Degrees, twenty-one were Bachelor of Arts and 
thirty-four, Bachelor of Science. Of this group only about thir- 
ty-five were present to receive their degrees. The other men 
were absent by reason of military or naval service, and were 
awarded their degrees in absentia. 

Honorary Degrees were awarded 
to Guy Whitman Leadbetter '16 of 
Washington, Frederick Edward 
Haslar of New York City, Sturgis 
Ellene Leavitt '08 of Chapel Hill, 
North Carolina, Jean Hersholt of 
.Hollywood, California, Clement 
Franklin Robinson '03 of Portland, 
and Paul Nixon of Brunswick. 

One man was graduated summa 
cum laude; two were graduated 
magna cum laude; and seven were 
graduated cum laude. 

Summa Cum Laude 

George Alexander Burpee '44 of 
Bronxville, New York. 

Magna Cum Laude 

Robert Walter Brown '44 of Ash 
Point; John Ellsworth Hess '44 of 

Cum Laude 

George William Craigie, Jr. '44, 
of Cumberland Mills; Stanley 
Burtt Cressey '44 of Bath; William 
Henry Elliott '44 of New Haven, 
Conn.; Balfour Henry Golden '44 
of New York, N. Y.; John Freder- 
ick Jaques '43 of Portland; Ralph [ 
Bruce Thayer, Jr. '43, of Somers, j 
Conn. ; Harry Knowlton Trust '44 l 
of Bangor. 

In awarding the Honorary De- ' 
grees, President Sills spoke as fol- , 

In exercise of authority given me 
by the two Governing Boards, I ! 
now create: 

Guy Whitman Leadbetter, ofj 

Washington, of the Class of 1916, 
Doctor of Medicine of Johns Hop- J 
kins University, distinguished or- 1 
thopedic surgeon whose practice in | 
the nation's capital extends from! 
the White House to the Walter! 
Reed Hospital; cultured and trav- 
riled physician whose many inter- j 
ests attest the value of a liberal 
e ducati on ; former President of the ' 
Washington Alumni and member 
of the Alumni Council; rightfully! 
honored by a college that has given 
■0 many specialists like him to the j 
medical profession from the days of | 
Dr. Ferdyce Barker through the 
days of Dr. Fred N. Albee, 
Honoris Causa Doctor of Science 

Frederick Edward Haslar, of 

New York City, banker and indus- 
trialist, President of the Chamber 
of Commerce of New York State, 
devoting much of his time in estab- 
lishing friendly relations with Lat- 
in America as President of the 
Pan American Society and decorat- 
ed for such service by Haiti, Ecu- 
ador, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, and 
Mexico; known in New York as an 
able business man and for high- 
minded and unselfish support of 
many community and church en- 
terprises, showing what a business 
man can do to strengthen the ties 
that bind the United States to the 
countries of Latin America, 
Honoris Causa Master of. Arts 

Sturgis Ellene Leavitt, of Chapel 
Hill, North Carolina, of the Class 
of 1908, Master of Arts and Doc- 
tor of Philosophy of Harvard Uni- 
versity. Doctor of Letters of Dav- 
idson College, Professor of Spanish 
at the University of North Caro- 
lina, one of the leading scholars 
and teachers of the Spanish lan- 
guage and literature in the United 
States; for some years turning his 
attention to Latin America as Di- 
rector of Inter. America Institute, 
a school for successive large 
groups of teachers and students 
from every Latin American coun- 
try who under his direction have 
learned much of our North Amer- 
ican manners and culture; scholar, 
teacher, administrator, who with 
imagination and practical wisdom 
has worked efficiently by transla- 
tion, interpretation, and teaching 
to bring about a better understand- 
ing with our neighbors to the 
South, showing what the academic 
world can do to strengthen intar 
American ties, 
Honoris Causa Doctor of Letters 

Jean Hersholt, of Hollywood, 
California, born in Copenhagen and 
like so many of his compatriots 
bred in freedom, now a loyal citi- 
zen of these United States, Doctor 
of Letters of Rollins College, actor 
who has delighted thousands on 
the screen and who as Dr. Chris- 
tian is known to millions more 

f Continued on Page 3 ] 

Masque And Gown Presents Annual 
Commencement Shakespearian Play 

^ Yesterday, with the presenta- 
tion of "The Winter's Tale" by 
William Shakespeare, the Masque 
and Gown completed its fortieth 
season. This was the thirty-first 
Bowdon Commencement Play. It 
was presented at 2.00 p.m. at the 
Walker Art Building. Directed by 

George Quinby, the first three acts 
were played in pantomime while 
a summary of thJ action in blank 
verse, written for the performance 
by Professor Stanley P. Chase, 
was read. The characters, in or- 
der of appearance, were: 



Reader R. E. Michaud 46 

Lcontes, King of Sicily N. B. Richards '45 

Cleomcnes F. D. Law '46 

Courtiers F. H. Gordon '46 

D. A. Little '46 

Hermionc, Queen of Sicily M. Thalheimer 

Mamillius, Prince of Sicily W. A. Daggett 

Camillo, a Courtier D. T. Devine '43 

Paulina, wife of Antigonus •. ,, C. T. Daggett 

Antigonus, a Courtier P. H. Eamcs '46 

Polixincs, King of Bohemia L. Sandquist '45 

Jailor F. A. Oxnard '45 

Judge H. Pcndcxter '46 

Messenger R. F. Littlehale '46 

After Pantomime 

Sailor D. H. Lawrence 44 

Bear D, J. Brandenburg '43 

Old Shepherd C. A. Olds '46 

down C. B. Thayer '44 

Time R. E. Michaud 46 

Autolycus, a Rogue R. V. Schnabel '44 

Perdita, Princess of Sicily E. Smith 

Florizel, Prince of Bohemia D. N. Koughan '45 

£*» } Shepherdess - ." \f, Mca ™ 

Dorcas [ F B. W. Smith 

Shepherd ; D. H. Lawrence '44 

Servant to Old Shepherd R. F. Littlehale '46 

Carter F. A. Ounard '45 

Shepherd H. Pcndexter 46 

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Vol. LXXIII No. 6 

Saturday, May 2?, IMS 


Tins year marks the 25th anni- 
versary of Kenneth C. M. Sills' in- 
auguration as President of Bow- 
doin College. II is a notable year 
in the history of the College, for 
many realms, and one of the most 
important of these is 'he Presi- 
dent*! 25th anniversary. It is not 
necessary, we feel, to describe in 
detail here the accomplishments of 
President Sills. Those who read 
this newspaper know full well the 
remarkable stature of this man. 
We should like, nevertheless, to 
reprint a portion of Variety, writ- 
ten by Crawford Thayer, which 
appeared in the issue of May 6, 

It would be both a fo-disb and 
futile enterprise for a transient 
being like a college sti.Jent to 
try to evaluate sueh a constant 
being as a college president. It 
would be as though a music 
critic, after walking In on the 
ndddle of a concert and then 
leaving again, should try t > ap- 
preciate the complete concert 
after hearing but a few bars in 
the second movement. Prenl- 
dent Kenneth Charles Morton 
Sills has serve* I Bowdoin Col- 
lege for twenty-five years now, 
ami I have sneaked in the stage 
door to hear a few bars of his 
public concert. Obviously I am 
unqualified to make any com- 
ments upon his long and bril- 
liant career. The one thing I 
can say, however, is this: The 
part of "Casey's" concert which 
I have seen and heard is mas- 
terful, and if his future accom- 
plishiiK nls ran equal his past 
ones, and if his past achieve- 
ments have been as thoughtful 
and successful as his present ac- 
tions now are, then Bowdoin 
t 'allege is certainly obligated to 
the sympathetic personage it 
has as its leader. 

That's pretty much the way we 
undergraduates feel about our 
President. It is not for us to 
evaluate his work; we know that 
for most of us he has been the 
foremost Bowdoin man during our 
college life, and quite deservedly 
so. . ^ , 


This is the last issue of the 
ORIKNT for the current semester. 
Perhaps it would not be amiss at 
this time to look back a bit over 
the past year, and then to turn 
ahead to consider what the future 
will bring. 

From the beginning of the War 
until the opening of this semester, 
Bowdoin went through a period of 
change, the details of which are 
known to all. This period was one 
of relatively slow change, reflect- 
ing the gradual shift from peace 
to war throughout the country. 
College life in December, 1942 was 
not the same as college life in 
December 1941. But it was not 
until this stmester that IV.wdom 
really came to know well the ef- 
fect of the War.. The changes dur- 
ing the pact three months or so 
have been considerably greater 
and more rapid than those occur- 
ing from Pearl Harbor to Jan- 
uary 1943. 

Bowdoin has seen swift change 
in all phases of college life: facul- 
ty and undergraduate personnel, 
scholastic, athletic, and extra- 
curricular programs, fraternity 
and all social life. Members of 
the Class of 1944 can well testify 
to the amazing transition between 
September 1940, when they en- 
tered Bowdoin. and May 1943, 
when many of those still remain- 
ing are graduating. They are al- 
so aware of what a great part of 
this transition has taken place 
this last semester of their under- 
graduate careers. 

And yet, Bowdoin is still Bow- 
doin — an individual institution 
with an individual heritage and a 




Professor Kendrick has receiv- 
ed some new information of inter- 
est to members of the ERC, Naval. 
and Marine reserve units. 

When premedical, predental, or 
preveterinary members of the ERC 
are called they will be sent direct- 
ly from the Reception Center to 
the Specialized Training and Reas- 
signment Unit without taking bas- 
ic training. They should bring cer- 
tain credentials: 1) Certificates 
from the responsible institutional 
authority that they are premedical, 
predental, or preveterinary stu- 
dents in good standing, 2) trans- 
scripts of their academic record, 
3) if they have been accepted for 
matriculation in an approved 
school of medicine, dentistry, or 
veterinary medicine, official let- 
ters of acceptance. 

Premedical or predental students 
not in the ERC who are drafted 
after June 30, if they score 115 or 
better on the Army General Classi- 
fication Test given at the Recep- 
tion Centers, will be transferred to 
a Medical Department Replace- 
ment Training Center if practic- 
able, or to an appropriate installa- 
tion for basic military training. 
They will then appear before the 
ASTP Selection Board for a qual- 
ifying interview and consideration 
of the same credentials listed for 
premedical etc. ERC men above. 

The men in the Navy V-l who 
took the qualifying examination on 
April 20 will be informed of results 
and assignments on or about the 
middle of June. Those who express- 
ed preference for the premedical 
and predental curriculum will un- 
dergo additional training. This will 
apply also to the V-12 students. 
Those V-12 students who have 
completed some college work will 
be given credit for any required 
courses they have already taken, 
and will continue with advanced 
work. V-7 seniors who choose to re- 
main at college are expected to 
take a full program this summer in 
order to get their degree as soon 
as possible. 

As to the students who took the 
Army A-12 examination on April 
2, of those available to the Army, 
the top 75,000 are now receiving 
congratulatory letters and cards 
which mark them for special con- 
sideration for the ASTP. The card 
is to be presented to the classifica- 
tion officer at the Reception Cen- 
ter when the student enters the 
Army. Booklets entitled "Fifty 
Questions and Answers" will be 
mailed in a few days to these top 
75,000 students in order to give 
them a full understanding of the 
ASTP. After induction they will 
be sent to Replacement Training 
Centers (not to field units) for 
basic training; if their score on the 
Army General Classification Test 
is above 115 and their leadership 
qualities satisfactory, they will 
proceed to a STAR unit and then 
to an ASTP college. 

The Marine Corps Headquarters 
has issued the following statement: 

"Marine Corps Reservists will be 
assigned to active duty on July 1, 
1943 and directed to proceed on 
that date to specified colleges. 
They will arrive at the colleges to 
which assigned on July 1, or on the 
next several succeeding days. 

"Results of the screening test 
given on April 20, 1943, are now 
being examined, together with 
scholastic transcripts, general 
records, including extra-curricular 
activitiev*** r««irnme0.<iatiriris of 
the college authorities* in - each 
fease. Ail students considered to 
have the requisite qualifications 
will be assigned to colleges in an 
active duty status. 

"Individual notice as to whether 
the students passed the written 
screening test will not be given. It 
is planned to have travel orders in 
the hands of all students on or 
about June 15. Orders will be for- 
warded to the home or college ad- 
dress as indicated by each student 
on the form cards which were re- 
cently filled in and forwarded to 
Marine Corps Headquarters. These 
orders will constitute notice of 
qualification and notice of college 
to which assigned. Students enroll- 
ed in this program should be ready 
to proceed as directed on July 1, 
and to arrange to receive their or- 
ders at the address they furnished. 

Any men who may want infor- 
mation, papers, or records, while 
they are away from college going 
into armed services, may write to 
Professor Kendrick at Massachu- 
setts Hall, Bowdoin College, Bruns- 
wick, Maine, and the papers will be 

Joseph Flanagan has received his 
V-12 acceptance. F. D. Fenwood 
•44. H. O. Simth "45. W. E. Macln- 
tyre '45, H. W. Mansur, Jr. '45, and 
R. C Perkins '45 have transferred 
to V-5. A. G. Boylston '44 and T. 
S. V. Bartlett '45 have been called 
to active duty in V-5. B. R. Pratt 
'43 has been called to active duty 
in the Marines. John W. Taussig, 
Jr. '46 has enlisted in the Marines. 
Ralph W. Hawkes, Jr. '46 is in the 
new flight of Meteorologists which 
recently arrived on campus. 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
"The point I am trying to i)r». g 
to light is this: to satisfy the com- 
plex oi demands of society, the 
American system of education 
must include institutions which 
are able to produce an all-around 
man. The American Public must 
realize that men with a general 
education are needed, and it must 
not become impatient with col- 
leges which do not completely 
yield to the clamor for utilitarian 
training. There are many schools 
which prepa/e for trades and pro- 
fessions. We must not destroy in- 
stitutions which encourage gen- 
eral education. 

"In conclusion, let me as.< a 
question. What does America le- 
mand of the colleges? The only 
practical answer is this: eve~y- 
tliing. If the time comes when all 
institutions of higher learning 
teach the same thing, American 
society, which is now distinguish- 
ed by its men and women of many 
view points, of different training, 
and of varied educational perspec- 
tives, will lose its versitility, and 
with that, its dynamic (tower and 

"The Spiritual Residuum" was 
the title of Thayer's address, in 
which he compared the many 
changes at Bowdoin during the 
first World War with those of the 
present day, but went on to state 
that the real heart and value and 
character of this College do not 
change. Said Thayer, in part: 
" 'All things flow.' The transfor- 
mation of a small college for the 
duration of a great war is ac- 
companied, however, by that cer- 
tain constancy, that certain fixed 
quality which always accompanies 
change itself. The static quality of 
a liberal arts college is that por- 
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they thought that if the mind 
could be developed so that choices 
would always be made on the 
basis of the intellectual alone 
great progress would be made. But 
intellect and reason did not make 
much headway against the forces 
of aggression and cruelty and tyr- 
anny. Intellectual aj-guments did 
not carry much weight with the 
Gestapo. And so these men and 
women who trusted in reason 
alone saw their world crash in 
pieces; and in many a college and 
university ere among the most 
bitterly disappointed and disillu- 
sioned folk alive today. 

There are also many excellent 
men and women who a few years 
ago thought that good-will would 
solve all national and international 
difficulties. One need only turn 
back the pages of academic his- 
tory for three or four years to find 
how strong was the feeling that 
pacifism was going to spread all 
over the world and that progress 
would come through the spread- 
ing of good-will. One reads now 
the arguments of those who half 
a dozen years ago were sure war 
would "never come; he is aware 
that the pacifism of those days 
was as fatal to peace as was the 
materialistic philosophy that ex- 
alted nationalistic pride: and these 
good men and women, earnest, de- 
voted, sincere as they were, have 
found again that good-will alone 
is no answer to brute force, or per- 
secution, or slaughter of innocent 
people. The point I am trying to 
make is .». hat when, as- a nation or 

distinctly individual offer to those 
who would come here to study. It 
is such individuality which has car- 
ried through the necessary 
changes, carried them through 
successfully and thoughtfully. 

The immediate future is cer- 
tainly not a very hopeful one, and 
yet, it seems safe to say that in 
spite of what may come Bowdoin 
will weather the storm well. 

iri 1944, 1945, or 1946, it is not too 
early to determine what shall be 
our answer as a nation to ques- 
tions that will inevitably soon be 
raised. Vitally important for the 
whole world is the stand which 
this country of ours will take. At 
the present time the danger of 
political isolation is not great; in 
countless ways we are learning 
that the world is one. Global war- 
fare must be succeeded by- global 
peace. iNot only material consid- 
erations such as the development 
of the air service, as President 
Conant of Harvard reminds us in 
his current Atlantic article, are 
drawing us nearer together and 
annihilating distance but we as 
Americans have learned through 
bitter experience the dependence 
of every nation in the world, in- 
cluding the greatest and most 
powerful on other nations, for raw 
materials. As a matter of fact, if 
we just let things drift we should 
within a few years inevitably 
realize that isolation is not only 
foolish but impossible. Further- 
more, popular sentiment of this 
country as evidenced by national 
polls, by bills introduced into the 
Senate of the United States de- 
manding that we state now our 
willingness to cooperate for some 
kind of world organization, all 
these things seem to indicate that 
the American people are not going 
to repeat the mistake of 1918. Yet 
war weariness may dissipate all 
present good intentions; the inevi- 
table flareback to what is called 
normalcy may do great damage. 
There must then be no retreat, no 
shrinking back into the shell of 
isolation, no immoral avoidance of 
clear duty. We must be ready to 
do our full share, to work with the 
other united nations for common 
ends and for a reorganized world. 

There is of course one very ap- 
parent danger, the thought that 
we Americans are a superior oeo- 
ple who can mould the rest of the 
world as we alone wish. If we 
Americans think of ourselves as 
the strongest or best nation in t he- 
world, or even if we assert that 
the English speaking people have 
a certain moral superiority, we 
are not only blocking any chance 
for real international interpreta- 
tion but we are in danger of walk- 
ing along the same path that Hit- 
ler treads in his doctrine of Aryan 
superiority. Some of as feel that 
although it is a fine thing to have 
Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill 
so frequently confer, it would be 
much finer if at such conferences 
there were equally important dele- 
gates of the other united nations. 
No one country, no two countries, 
can rule the world of the future 
if the democratic spirit is to pre- 
vail . over autocracy. We ought 
never to forget the simple adage, 
"Democracy does not mean that I 
am as good as you, but that you 
are as good as I." Translated in- 
to international terms, this should 
imply, not that the United States 
is as good as China, or Russia, or 
Latin America, or Great Britain, 
or even better, as some think, but 
that China, Russia, Latin Ameri- 
ca and Great Britain are as good 
as the United States. In other 
words, the democratic spirit of the 
future must insist that we shall 
give full consideration to the 
rights and needs of other nations, 
and that every nation, no matter 
how large or how small, sincere- 
ly willing to cooperate with neigh- 
bor nations must be treated not as 
an inferior but as an equal in the 
family of nations. The democratic 
process should be extended to in- 
clude nations and peoples. 

When we think of the democ- 
racy of the future we must keen 
in mind that no system of govern- 
ment is perfect and that no ma- 
chinery of government, however 
improved, can function without 
the faith and courage and reso- 
lution of the common people be- 
hind it. The democratic process 
inevitably has grave defects. Con- 
gress blundering and stumbling 
for months before it can enact a 
reasonable income tax law, bu- 
reaucracy often at its worst in 
Washington, giving out conflicting 
and confusing orders, often can- 
ning what -had,, been deteinpined 

price must be paid for every deci- 
sion made and that wishful think- 
ing, or failure to approach prob- 
lems realistically leads to nothing 
but ... disappointment and disallu- 
sion. Very often the solution of 
such problems implies a real di- 
lemma. Three or tour years ago 
the majority of American under- 
graduates wanted peace and yet 
had no sympathy with aggression: 
they did not see that it was im- 
possible to maintain peace and 
have security at the 'same time. 
Many of the same problems will 
have to "be answered in the fu- 
ture. For example, in our do- 
mestic economy many people wish 
to have security of" employment, 
jobs for everjone, and yet wish to 
maintain unimpaired private en- 
terprise. In our foreign policy 
many people wistfully desire inter- 
national cooperation and vet are 
not willing to surrender an iota of 
national sovereignty. Now of 
course the solution of such prob- 
lems depends on the cost one is 

exciting and challenging days of 
willing to pay, and in determining 
such issues while the individual 
may thinly his opinion is of little 
importance, it is terribly impor- 
tant in a democracy that he makes 
known his views and thus con- 
tributes to the formation of public 
opinion. As in individual decisions, 
one must take into account of 
course conviction and sense of 
duty, but >r\'} must also try to base 
his conclusions on the proper union 
of material, intellectual and spiri- 
tual contributions so that the an- 
swer shall not be too materialistic, 
too intellectual, or too ideal. Thus 
there will result the proper com- 
bination of body, mind and spirit 
which makes up this sorry yet 
noble hum a l nature of ours. 
To the members of the t.ra Inatiag 

< lass: 

Not for twenty-five years has a 
class at Bowdoin had >he experi- 
ences that \ou have had of living 
on the campus in the restless and 
war; but you must not forget that 

in her one hundred and fifty years 
of service Bowdoin has witnessed 
manv scenes similar to those 
which you have looked on with 
your own eyes. In the Civil War 
a young teacher here, who after- 
wards became Major General, 
Governor, Piesident of this Col- 
lege, said rather simply, "When 1 
was called 1 answered with Ihe 
best that was in me," and you 
who have uncertain du'.ies before 
you and wiiose service may take 
you into far corners of the world 
and into the field of hot combat. 
would do. well to remember that 
earnest phrase. Someone has re- 
marked that where science moves 
a step forward, chaiacter should 
move two steps; because we nave 
lost sight of this simple truth in 
the past two or three decades we 
are now where we are. We have 
learned that reason does not have 
the final answer and that only the 
deeply religious point of view is 
all satisfying. I hope that none of 
you are going to indulge in self- 

pity at what might seem to some 
hard fortune. Opportunity before 
you Ls a very real challenge. The 
College expects each one of vou to 
do his duty, and when you come 
back, as some of you may to the 
College in the future, while you 
will find many things changed 
here live College itseii will not 
change and n hopes thai it may 
say of you, in the words of Robert 
Frost : 
"You will not find me changed 

from him you knew 
Only more sure of what I thought 

was true." 

The College following its an- 
cient custom oT having the Presi- 
dent give the last words to the 
Gradual inir Class, wishes vou tp 
feel that wherever you go, what- 
ever you do. whatever be your 
late, vour College will Ro with \oii 
and will lie a very real part of 
vour life as you will lx> a pari of 
her life. In the words of the Latin 
poet, "Ave si t (pie Yale," and may 
God's blessing go with you. 

Every branch of the Armed Services uses the telephone. One of a series, Anti- Aircraft. 



Uphill or down, 
on open slope 
or trail, there's 
nothing too 
tough if you're 
wearing Bass Boots. 
From dub to pro, skiers every- 
where agree that the fine leathers 
and special construction features 
of these smart looking boots put 
the fun in, take the ordeal out, of 
skiing. Let your dealer show you 
the many models for men and 
women. Whatever model you 
:hoose, you'll fall for, but not 
with, Bass Boots. 



lo his mother and dad it seems only yesterday that he was using the family telephone to call his 
high school sweetheart. But today the orders he sends and receives over his wartime telephone 
help speed the day when love and laughter, peace and progress shall again rule the world 

Western Electric 




with important decisloite^wemustlv* t>revtous' week,<he govertf- 
bring to bear in as even a distri- 

bution as possible the practical, 
the intellectual, and the spiritual 
forces of mankind. 

Now there are some great de- 
cisions that both the world and 
our country must make in the 
next few years; the first decision 
is whether aemocracy is going to 
survive. A couple of years ago one 
would have to admit that there 
was grave peril of the democratic 
nations of the world going down 
in defeat. By the bravery and re- 
sistance of the peoples of China, 
Great Britain, Russia and the 
Unitea States that peril is past. 
We have all seen clearly that the 
issue was really between cruelty 
on the one hand and kindness on 
the other; by kindness I do not 
mean softness; as I understand it. 
there is nothing in the Christian 
religion that prevents resistance 
to evil; it is true that we are ex- 
horted to bear no malice nor 
hatred in our hearts, but it is like- 
wise true that Christ told us 
there should be woe on those by 
whom offenses come. Yet if one 
follows clearly the philosophy be- 
hind democracy as compared with 
that! of autocracy, we know that 
the former leads to kindness and 
good neighborliness, while autoc- 
racy breeds intolerance and cruel- 
ty. At times, alas, force must be 
met by force; at times the only 
way to insure life built on kind- 
ness is at great cost to get rid 
of bandits and thugs and mur- 
derers; but when this has been 
accomplished we must be sure to 
lav aside the very weapons we 
have been obliged to use and to 
give- our mam attention to pre- 
serving and extending democracy 
in industry, in education, in poli- 
tics, in religion, in all the different 
activities of life. That is what 
this war is really all about; it is 
waged not so much for national 
survival as for the future of the 
whole world, because on the out- 
come of the struggle depends 
whether tyranny or democracy 
shall rule; that is why victory, 
complete and Anal, is so essential; 
that is why we must attain such 
a victory and get unconditional 
surrender, no matter what the 

But whether that victory comes 

ment knuckling under to a power- 
ful labor leader so that the aver- 
age citizen wonders whether John 
L. Lewis or the United States of 
America is running this country, 
all these things do not make a 
very pretty picture. Seemingly we 
have learned very little from 
nrevious history, and many of the 
blunders of twenty-five years ago 
are being repeated over and over 
again. There has been no success- 
ful attempt to prevent the spiral 
of high wages, nor to make some 
reasonable balance between money 
paid to the defense workers and 
compensation given to our fight- 
ing men. There have been only 
inept measures to prevent infla- 
tion; there has been no very intel- 
ligent handling of the manpower 
problem — all these things indicate 
how far from perfect is our de- 
mocracy now at war, and many of 
the same charges could be brought 
up in days of peace. But while we 
are justly distressed at such pa- 
tent and perhaps unnecessary de- 
fects we must never forget the 
alternative. Just as war is only 
justified if the alternative to war 
brings on greater evils, so when 
we are dis nosed to despair of de- 
mocracy we should set over 
against it totalitarian, or fascist, 
or Nazi rule. We ought to re- 
member oerhaps that as has been 
said of English military history, 
all the battles are lost except the 
last. And so democracy, despite 
its seemingly many failures and 
its irritating defects, a has in itself 
vitality enough ultimately to cure 
these defects and to give satis- 
faction that can never come from 
rule imposed from above. 

It may seem strange to some of 
you in a baccalaureate address to 
dwell on those things that surely 
need improvement, and perhaps, in 
the old phrase, to view with alarm 
rather than to point with pride; 
but it seems to me highly impor- 
tant that graduates going from 
our colleges in this critical and 
challenging year should be urged 
to study and think about democ- 
racy, and not to believe that as 
soon as they leave college they 
need do little thinking, or learning. 
or acting about democracy and its 
problems. Furthermore, in making 
decisions tLey must learn that a 


America's 900,000 aviation workers 

combine their skill and experience to satisfy today's 
demand for vital war necessities. Thanks to our air- 
plane makers, ground crews and pilots like Capt. 
Haakon Gulbransen (shown here), of Pan American 
Airways, needed supplies are flown to our fighting 
men all over the world. 



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VARIETY ...... 

By Omwford B. Thayer 

This unforeseen return into print in the Orient after 
1 had announced tjiat I was retiring from the active ranks of 
college journalism is merely the Sarah Bernhardt complex com- 
ing out. . . . With this issue I formally begin my second fare- 
well tour. My thanks, which I extended to those four or five 
people whom I knew read my column, brought down a huge 
hunk oi the local public on my neck. The last census count 
which I made indicated that 1 had many more readers than 
five . . . almost 17, in fact. Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, flatteringly 
enough, is one of that number. . . . 

Clone fotlawera of thin chan* 
will realize that about two 
month* ago I shifted from the 
Editorial "WE- to the K*«*tl»tlc- 
al "L" I did m at the miggeiUloa 
of one of the Bowdoln Profe*- 
ttor* who (dated quite frankly 
that "one of you la enough." 
Iliimini . . . And then there's 
that old one recently revived, 
•Vox Pop" means "Life With Fa- 
ther" . . . The Commencement 
program indicates that no 
awarda are given when hut one 
person entered the content. The 
manpower shortage in really 
nneaklng In . . . 

Masque and Gown actors now 
have to regulate their voices ac- 
cording to the amount of noise the 
airplanes overhead are making. 
The show must go on . . . Inci- 
dentally, one of the most famous 
and interesting stage directions in 
Shakespeare comes from his "Win- 
ter's Tale." It's that one, "Exit 
pursued by bear" . . . For the first 
time in recent years most of the 
people who wanted to attend the 
graduation exercises were able to 
«et into the church . . . This is a 
busy week in the Sills's household 
. . . The Student Picture Loan 
service will have to be discontinued 
because of the uncertainty in get- 
ting the pictures back. I rather 
doubt whether Mr. Van Gogh will 
outrank Mr. Petty as pin-up artist 
of the week, however . . . 

The reception of "The Lafay- 
ette Hoax" was extremely favor- 

aide, whir* aught to ii 
some of the remaining under- 
graduates to dash off a script 
far the Bawtila on the Air 
shows . . . which really have a 
future outlined for* them- 
. . With civilian* leav- 
smpat hi the hand* ef 
the military for a month now, I 
only hope that students will be 
allowed to return without being 
considered Intr u der s by the beys 
la the service . . . The rumor 
that Professor Stanley Barney 
Smith started the nation-wide 
fad of playing the Recorder, new 
popular wind Instrument, la en- 
tirety without foundation. Pro- 
fessor Smith may have played 
every af t ernoon la hie ivory tow- 
er, hut the sound did net go far- 
ther than the four walls . . . 
well, net beyond the Alumni 
Beadi ng Room, anyway . . . 
That funny glow about the li- 
brary during exam period was 
what was known la earlier gen- 
erations as electric light. I don't 
knew whether I told you this 
before, but I actually stopped 
oa a dag en campus the other 
night. Neither of us heard the 
other coming. ... I suppose It 
is hardly to my credit that I 
actually aced by partner's 
trump in bridge the other eve- 
ning. Aaahh, the turmoil of a 
Commencement week end! . . . 
Before leaving I suppose I should 
welcome back all oi the Bowdoln 
alumnus who returned for the 
exercises . . . 

Following is the Commence- 
ment Poem written by John Fred- 
erick Jaques '43 and read yester- 
day at the Class Day Exercises: 

This is BowiVtln 
Late at night, 
Dark, liquid cool, and still. 
All the familiar shapes 
And colors that I It now so well 
Are all shut op In night's hard 

But from the buildings hidden 

Comes the flicker of the tended 

Beauty glows in a doorway dome 
That rests on shailaw pillars. 
Like wllNo-wisiH shine down the 

campus path. 

This is Bowdoln 

Dark In sorrow. 

Small and feeble seem the lights. 

Yet they keep alive the promise 

That the Bowdoln sun 

Will rise tomorrow. 

Class Ode 

Air: National Hymn— "God Of 

Our Fathers" 

When once the states were split 

by thoughtless strife. 
And when the world was fighting 

for its life; 
Then Bowdoln offered its potential 

Helping as It could without the 

f.:»rce of bate. 

Now we are parting in another 

Bloodier by far than any seen be- 

Vet we will leave with knowledge 
sure in heart. 

That you will live and always bear 
our part. 

Strong in your leaders and your 

spirit's gli>w. 
Your thoughtful, tempered might 

will ever grow; 
Till wrathful boys are turned to 

peaceful men. 
And Bowdom's sons need never 

light again. 

— D. J. Brandenburg '43 

Art Committee Formed 
Under Pvt Clayton 

An art committee has been 
; (pitted on this .post to 
t the band and the Meteor m keeping 
up the morale of the detachment, 
according to Private Sidney Clay- 
ion, president of the unit. 

The A.F.F.M.T.D.-Bowdoin Art 
Unit plans to design original 
guidons and insignia, and to dec- 
orate and "air-corps-ize" lounges 
and offices reserved here at Bow- 
doin for the service men and their 

Stationery with our own insignia 
will be printed as soon as the de- 
sign is agreed upon. However, the 
plan for this insignia-ed letter pa- 
per will not be able to materialize 
unless every member of the detach- 
ment expresses a desire to pur- 
chase such stationery. Captain 
Cantwell, sponsor of the Art Com- 
mittee, thereby feels that every 
man in the detachment should 
submit suggestions for the insignia. 
Private Clayton suggests that the 
men submit themselves to mem- 
bership in the committee as well as 
their ideas. The Mizen Advertising 
Company has promised us aid in 
the search for our insignia. Several 
of the best chioces for the insignia 
would be voted upon by the serv- 
ice men in order to make the final 

Another project planned is to 
hang the pictures of every fighting 
plane of these United Nations and 
our Hell-nighted enemy from the 
ceiling of the Day Room just as 
soon as the committee finishes 
painting the insignia. 

The Art Committee has many 
plans. It would appreciate just as 
many members. At present, be- 
cause of poor publicity and its ex- 
treme youth, its ranks hold only 
seven members. Although Private 
Clayton has had several years of 
experience in working for a com- 
mercial art firm, he states that ex- 
perience is unnecessary for the 
work that the Art Group plans to 
do. All that is needed, Private 
Clayton implies, is a love of crayon 
in the palm and an adequate vo- 
cabulary to employ when import- 
ant lines come out as curvet. 

Dean's Talk 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
his job, worse luck! And after all, 
a college is a college, even in mar- 
tial years, not an asylum or health 
resort for future warriors.) 

And it's admirable the way a 
lot of you boys have worked long 
hours to earn your college expenses 
and have planned and combined 
and labored to keep your houses 
going and have frozen on occasion 
when furnaces expired, and, in 
general, have graciously accepted 
both the war and the weather. 

As a Faculty member I am 
bound to have a very special ad- 
miration for those eighty boys 
who, with war around the corner 
from them, averaged "B" or bet- 
ter in their courses at Midyears. 
And it is a very, very special ad- 
miration I feel lor those fifteen 
of the eighty who were almost im- 
mediately to go into the most 
hazardous forms of Services that 
there are. Those fifteen showed a 
combination of courage and self- 
control that rather thrills me. But 
I need not continue comparisons 
that are too odious. Each one of 
you has had his own problems and 
abilities and temperament and set 
of values. No man ever has rea- 
son to reproach himself, if he has 
done his best, whether he gets D's 
or A's, wins the mile or finishes 
last. And, in a year like this, no 

—though yon can.:* allow yourself 
many of them and justify your 
presence here at all. 

Yes, by and large, you have 
made it the sort of Bow do in year 
that your predecessors in 1917 and 
1918 did not better, and one that 
your successors, if similarly cir- 
cumstanced, should be rather 
proud to match. 

One of our Service men wrote 
me a few days ago, quoting a stu- 
dent now in college as saying that 
he was "witnessing the saddest 
thing in the world — the death of 
Bowdoin." It has been grim 
enough — heaven knows — parting 
with nearly three hundred kindly, 
good-humored boys such as you 
who, since last September, have 
left this campus, — nearly seventy 
of them to be trained as pilots, 
and all of them to be trained for 
the most barbaric war on recent 
record. And it has. been grim 
enough to realize that some of 
them, and of you, will not return. 
But "the death of Bowdoin" is 
phrasing it much too grimly. Long- 
established institutions have vast 
recuperative powers. Some figures 
on the size of this College: 



(mostly in uniform) 




After that war, some 200 men 
came back to continue for their 
degrees. They did so partly be- 
cause they wanted to come back; 
partly because that war, like this 
one, had proved that people in au- 
thority valued college men, for 
various reasons, and, other things 
being equal, valued them the 
more, the more they had of col- 
lege. iNo. this is not "the death 
of Bowdoin** you are witnessing. A 
college with one hundred and fifty 
years of honorable living, with six 
thousand Irving alumni, with many 
times six thousand living friends, 

Guy Whitman Leadbetter '16 

Doctor of Seie 

Class Poem 

Prizes And Awards 

{ Continued from Page I } 

Sew all Greek Prize: no award. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize: 
Philip Horn Hoffman, 3rd '45. 

Hannibal Hamlin Emery Latin 
Prize: Robert Edward Colton '44. 

Nathan Gould Greek and Latin 
Prise: Robert Edward Colton '44. 

Col. William Henry Owen Prem- 
ium: Donald Thornton Devine '43. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks 
Prizes in Public Speaking: Charles 
Moody Crajn '46 (Eng. 4); Rolfe 
Eldridge Glover, 3rd "46, (Eng. 4); 
John Joseph Fahey, Jr. '45, (Eng. 
5) ; Herbert Hopkins Sawyer '45. 

Poetry Prize: Charles Newcomb 
Bacon, Jr. '43. 

Edgar O. Achora Debating 
Prizes: first, Luman Norton Nev- 
els, Jr. '46; second, Herbert Hop- 
kins Sawyer '45. 

Brown Extemporaneous English 
Composition : first, Crawford 
Beecher Thayer '44; second, John 
Frederick Jaques '43. 

Goodwin French Prize: Richard 
Edward Robinson '46. 

Bradbury' Debating Prizes: first, 
John Joseph Fahey, Jr. '45, Frank 
Keppler McClelland '43, Waldo Eu- 
gene Pray '45, second; Luman Nor- 
ton Nevels, Jr. '46, Eugene Joseph 
Cronin, Jr. '45, Norman Blanchard 
Richards '45. 

De Alva Stanwood Alexander 
Declamation Prizes: first; Balfour 
Henry Golden '44, second, John 
Joseph Fahey, Jr. '45. 
• Sumner L Kimball Prize for Ex- 
cellence in Natural Sciences: Rob- 
ert Walter Brown '44. 

Horace Lord Piper Prize for Best 
Essay on Peace: Luman Norton 
Nevels, Jr. '46. 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize for 
Best Essay on Principles of Free 
Government: no award. 

Stanley Plununer Prize in Public 
Speaking: Alan Stoddard Perry '44. 

Forbes Richard Poetry Prize: Al- 
bert William Warren, Jr. '43. 

Brown Memorial Prizes for Port- 
land High School Graduates: John 
Frederick Jaques * '43, Edward 
Stetson Pennell '44, Myron Stephen 
Waks '45, Maurice Allen Lehrman 

Dean's List 

[ Continued from Page i "J 
Crawford B. Thayer 
Harry K. Trust 
Maxwell M. Welch 
Frank W. Alger, Jr. 
Richard C. Johnstone 
Robert W. Levin 
Richard W. Morse 

Edwin S. Briggs 
John A. Curtis 
Philip H. Hoffman, 3rd 
Nelson B. Oiiphant 
Philip H. Philbin 
Morrill Shapiro 

George C. Branche, Jr. 


does not so easily die. 

To such a college, death could 
come only when those who had 
loved her felt that she no longer 
contributed to life. 

No, you are not witnessing the 
death of Bowdoin. You are wit- 
nessing, rather, a fine college in 
vital action, a fine college meet- 
ing its country's present needs. 

Well, God bless you all— for the 
vacation, for the duration, and for 
ten or fifteen joyous class runions 
in years to coma! 

Stargfe Ellen* Leavitt 
Doctor of Letters 


Following is a list of those men 
who were awarded letters for par- 
ticipation in intercollegiate ath- 
letics this past semester, as recent- 
ly announced by the Athletic De- 

Varsity Baseball: Richard C. 
Johnstone '44, Morris Densmore 
'46, Robert Frazer "44, John Taus- 
sig '46, Waller Finnagan '45, Jos- 
eph Flanagan '46, William Talcott 
'45, Morton Page '46, Chandler 
Schmalz '45, Newton Pendleton. '46, 
William Maclntyre '45. William 
Muir '44, Milton Paige '44, Robert 
Crozier '45. 

Varsity Track: Carlton Woods 
'44. Laureston Dobbrow '46, George 
Branche '46, Beverley Campbell 
'46, John Schuhmann '46, Donald 
Lukens '46, Herbert Hanson '43. 
Neil Taylor '46, Richard Lewis '45, 
Cartland Mathers '46, Jerrold 
Hickey '44, Lloyd Knight '45, John 
Taussig '46, Paul Davidson '45. F. 
Robertson Sims '45. George Per- 
kins '44. Joseph Carey '44, Morris 
Densmore '46. David Smith *46. 
P. B. Parsons '46. Robert Cross '45, 
William Elliott '44. John Foran '46. 
Frank Allen '45, Clifford Travis 

Varsity Golf: William Moody '46, 
John Walker '46. Frederick Dick- 
son '45, Frank McKeon '43* Louis 
Piper '46, Robert Porteous '46. 

Honorary Degrees 

[ Continued from Page r ] 
over the radio; bibliophile and spe- 
cialist on the works of Hans Chris- 
tian Andersen both in translating 
his tales thus putting in his debt 
thousands of children and all of us 
who still have the faith of children, 
and in having the best collection of 
Andersen's works in the country; 
prominent in Danish American 
philanthropy and for his public 
spirit, rightly compared to Jacob 
A. Riis; warm hearted, friendly, 
representative of the great profes- 
sion of acting. 
Honoris Causa Master of Arts 

Clement Franklin Robmson, of 
Portland, of the Class of 1903 sum- 
ma ram laude, Bachelor of Laws of 
Harvard University; Overseer of 
the College since 1926, Vice Presi- 
dent of that important body since 
1934, and now President; formerly 
Attorney General of the State of 
Maine, and today prominent and 
helpful in county, state, and na- 
tional bar associations; honored 
son of honored sire brought up in 
the shadow of the College and 
knowing probably more of its his- 
tory and that of his beloved Bruns- 
wick . than -fcny^ other, . Bowdoin 
man;*'cnosert today ~p>imi» Inter 
pares of the members of the loyal 
and able class of 1903 as its repre- 
sentive on its fortieth reunion 
since many may equal but none 
exceed his loyal devotion. 

Paul Nixon, Dean of Deans, 
Bachelor of Arts. Master of Arts 
and Doctor of Humane Letters of 
Wesleyan University, Doctor of 
Laws of -Colby College. Professor 
of Latin, widely known for his 

translations of Plautus and Mar- 
tial in language of the twentieth 
century, since 1909 on the faculty 
of Bowdoin College, and since 1918 
its witty, incomparable and under- 
standing Dean; today on the twen- 
ty-fifth anniversary of his assump- 
tion of that office, honored by his 
grateful college, 
Honoris Causa 

Doctor of Humane Letters 
And in the name of this society 
of scholars I declare that they are 
entitled to the rights and privileges 
pertaining to their several degrees, 
and that their names are to be 
forever borne on its roll oi Honor- 
ary Members. 

Frede r ick Edward Haaler 
Master of Arts 

College Plans Summer 
Sports Program 

According to Malcolm E. Mor- 
rell, Director of Athletics, Bow- 
doin College plans to have teams 
in Baseball, Tennis, possibly Golf, 
and Track this summer, but 
whether any intercollegiate con- 
tests are held depends on whether 
the other colleges in the Maine 
Series have teams and travel 'this 
summer. Last year Bowdoin had 
teams, but none of the other col- 
leges did, and no contests were 
held. At this time the other 
schools cannot tell whether they 
will have teams. 

Coach Adam Walsh, who was 
born and raised in California, is 
now working on a ranch belonging 
to a friend, in that state. He will 
be back at College on August 9, to 
start work in the second term of 
the summer session. He has the 
first term off, as the College plan 
is for all the faculty members to 
have a vacation of one term this 
summer if possible. 

All decisions about Fall Athle- 
tics are being left to a meeting in 
the first week in August of the 
thirty-odd New England Colleges 
at the New England College Con- 
ference on Athletics. The Army 
and Navy still urge intercollegiate 
college competition if possible, and 
the only New England college 
which has given up formal athle- 
tics is Harvard, so there is a 
possibility that a near-normal 
schedule may be held in the fall. 

The physical education program 
will continue unchanged during 
the summer. 

Clement Franklin Robmson 'OS 
Master of Arts 


George A. Burpee, editor-in-chief 
of the 1944 Bugle, has announced 
that Roger Bond Nichols '45 has 
been chosen to fill this position for 
the next Bugle publication. H. Rich" 
ard Hornberger, Jr. '45, was elected 
associate editor. Commenting upon 
these appointments, Burpee said 
that the positions may never be 
more than honorary, since future 
publication of the Bugle until the 
end of the War is a very tentative 
matter. He added, however, that 
everything possible would be done 
to bring out future issues and that 
discontinuance would only be the 
result of insurmountable obstacles 

PRESIDENT SILLS observed his 25th year as Bowdoin College Presi- 
dent in a special chapel service last Friday morning. Behind him hangs 
the college service flag which indicates that 1405 Bowdoin men are now 
in the service. 

Sills' Report 

Sun Rises 

Class Day 

Conrad A. DeFilippis 
Philip F. M. GUley, Jr. 
Walter W. Harvey 
George L. Hildebrand 
Eric E. Hirshler 
Joseph H. LaCasce 
Peter J. H. Mason 
William M. Moody 
L. Norton Nevels, Jr. 
Hugh Pendexter, 3rd 
Harry E. Ramsey 
Richard E. Robinson 
John B. Schoning 
Harold M. Small 
Edward F. Snyder 
Neil R. Taylor, Jr. 
Arthur A. Terrill 
Harold A. Thalheirner 


£ Continued from Page 2 } 
tion which guards and cherishes 
the heritages of past generations 
while all the world about it is 
losing its head. When the battle- 
fields of the world have become 
green again and spears have been 
beaten back into plowshares, there 
still remains the spiritual resi- 
duum of this great experiment of 
life. When the smoke of battle 
has cleared away, there remain 
the Koran and the Bible. When 
the mercenary troops are quietly 
resting in their graves, the great 
spirits of Goethe and Beethoven 
linger with us. When the annihi- 
lation of war ceases, Plato is left, 
and Shakespeare rises above 
temporal ruin as a universal heri- 
tage. Dante and Milton still touch 
the iron string of Man's soul, and 
Thomas a Kempis still speaks to 
weary minds. 'All things flow," 
and though* to\Kk is' strapping on 
the sword, the liberal arts col- 
lege stands sturdy and firm in its 
dual role as fighter for temporal 
causes; as guardian of universal 
treasures. Wars may breed war, 
and the Cains of the world may 
continue to flourish, but out of 
this reaction comes that all-im- 
portant spiritual residuum which 
has made the world better for its 
presence. It is the privilege and 
duty of the college to protect and 
transmit this sacred remainder to 
generations' of the future." 

John Jaques, with "Puritan 
Idealism" as the title of his 
speech, spoke of how the early set- 
tlers of this country, after they 
had established themselves in 
America, reverted to the same re- 
ligious intolerance from which 
they had fled. He went on to say: 
"As we approach the conference 
table we must avoid the excessive 
enthusiasm for our own idealism 
which so quickly brought the early 
Puritans back to the very intol- 
erance from which they had fled. 
Rather we must awaken and en- 
courage the critical Puritan spirit 
of Roger Williams which burst 
forth against tyranny, especially 
when it was fostered by the 
leaders of his own beliefs. 

"We shall be offered the leader- 
ship only because the nations of 
the world see in our democratic 
idealism a hope that under our 
leadership they may have the op- 
portunity for a free expression of 
their problems and the chance to 
work out the solutions that satisfy 
their own ideals. If we proclaim 
'The American Century,' we shall 
be deserting our own idealism. 
And as surely as Roger Williams 
fled the Massachusetts Bay Col- 
ony the disguested nations will 
leave our house built on the sands 
of our enthusiastic Americanism. 

"We must profit by our earliest 
American lesson in leadership. It 
is not the weakness of excessive 
intolerance which we should see in 
our Puritan heritage, but the 
strength of undaunted criticism. 

[* Continued from Page * ] 
In delivering his oration Burpee 
spoke of those who feel sorry for 
men who are getting their college 
education in times such as these, 
who are taking extra courses in 
order to graduate sooner and who 
are passing up some of the experi- 
ences of college life in normal 

"But after all," said Burpee, 
"should we feel as though we had 
missed the most important part of 
our college life? I think not. In 
my opinion, we are now getting 
the^ opportunity to work under 
pressure, rather than at our own 
leisurely pace. Seldom In the fu- 
ture will we have the opportunity 
to set the pace, so this chance to 
work under pressure will prove 
very valuable to us in the future. 
This is a period of change and in- 
novation. Today, as never in 
peacetime, we are appraising 
things for their true values. Many 
of the qualities now appreciated 
for their wartime important-* will 
be of continued value luring 
peace time, and the changes now 
being made may result in p-*»ma- 
nent improvements in the Col'ege. 
One of the most important things 
we learn in college is how to get 
along with those with whom we 
come in contact. There is less op- 
portunity now for those trips to 
Boston, Portland, Stpneleigh : 
Colby Junior, and other ShHr>gri- 
Las which were so near in the re- 
cent past. We're living together 
now, gaining experience in 'get- 
ting along' which will be valuai.L* 
in peacetime." 

Assisting Kimball Eastman en 
the Commencement Commit! fH? 
were George W. Hutchings '43. 
Robert W. Brown '44. George A. 
Burpee '44, Frank D. McKeon 
'43, George W.-Craigie, Jr, "44, and 
JohnF. Jadjai4'44.V-" 

Above all the. evil to avoid is 
tyranny. This is the spirit of our 
Puritan idealism." 

George Burpee, speaking on 
"Science and Education in the 
Post-War World," mentioned the 
numerous technological advances 
which our country is making, and 
warned that in the future we must 
not allow ourselves to be dominat- 
ed by materialism and the over- 
whelming desire for wealth. 

Said Burpee: "We have been liv- 
ing in an era of materialism. Goad- 
ed by advertising and high-pressure 
salesmanship, and boasting of the 
great American standard of living, 
we have concentrated our efforts 
on accumulating as much money 
and evidences of weath as possible. 
What value has a society like this, 
where the main purpose of exist- 
ence seems to be 'keeping up with 
the Jonses'?" 

Looking for a solution to this 
problem through the medium of 
education, Burpee concluded by 
saying: "As a result of this broad- 
er system of education, we should 
be able after the war to lead a life 
far superior to anything ever be- 
fore attained in this country- Scien- 
tific and technological progress will 
make the business of earning a liv- 
ing much easier than it has been in 
the past. The time saved by these 
improvements can be spent in 
profitable leisure. Men will be able 
to spend more time with their fam- 
ilies, and the home will again re- 
gain its rightful place in our social 
scheme. With this increase in leis-j 
ure, we can live at a slower pace, 
and avoid much of the worry and 
strain which have characterized 
life in the past. And finally, can we 
not hope, at least, that our spiritual 
and cultural rebirth will serve as 
an example to show to a war-torn 
world? Our colleges and univer- 
sities, then, both scientific and lib- 
eral arts institutions, have before 
them a splendid opportunity. Let 
them make the most of it" 

[ Continued from Page i 1 
only be maintained but extended 
throughout the whole wide world," 
he wrote. 

In his report on the state of the 
college he announced that 15 Bow- 
doin men have been killed in the 
present war, and that three are 
missing. Speaking of the gifts and 
bequests to the college, President 
Sills stated that the total figure, 
$122,064.78. was larger than last 
year but far below the average for 
the past ten years. He also showed j 
how the college has transferred 
over to the trimester plan of 

Included in the current college 
Bulletin are also reports of the 
Dean, College Physician, Librarian, 
and the Director of the Museum of 
Fine Arts. The Bulletin was pre- 
pared under the supervision of Li- 
brarian Gerald G. Wilder, and was 
printed at the Record ottice. 

President Sills has often express- 
ed the opinion that a man's life is 
not complete without faithful serv- 
ice to his own community. In spite 
of State and National obligations 
he has found time to serve in nu- 
merous capacities in Brunswick. 
He was Chairman of the School 
Committee for several years, head- 

£ Continued from Page t ] 

be leveled at it la that toe few 
have the opportunity to ahare in 
Its benefits. It in hardly a matter 
to be proud of that the 'SO cen- 
sus revealed something over a 
million in college, over four mil- 
lion illiterate. Colleges are on 
trial. Let us stand up and assert, 
nay prove their worth hy our 

s - r. 
The handfull of us who will be 
left to greet the corning classes of 
freshmen have a responsibility. 
Bowdoin men will come back. By 
unstinted effort in finding fresh- 
men and pledging them once found, 
let us see to it that the Big White 
will be there to welcome them 

a— ian—*j— —^^— ■ .--■ — ■ ■ ■ ■ n ■ ■ man— an a ■ i ■ 

ed the Red Cross here and also 
acted as Chairman of the observ- 
ance oi the 200th anniversary of 
the incorporation of Brunswick as 
a town. This celebration was held 
in 1939. His services to the com- 
munity have been outstanding and 

Masque And Gown 

• [ Continued frnm Page l ] 

Neatherd P. H. Eames '46 

Swineherd D. J. Brandenburg '45 

Stage Manager R. E. Michaud '46 


President Crawford B. Thayer '44 

Secretary George S. Hehh '44 

Production Advisor David H. Lawrence '44 

Member-at-large Robert V. Schnahel '44 

Business Manager ' Frederick J. Gregory '45 

Publicity Manager James T. Irish '45 

Production Manager Alfred C. Schmalz 45 

Member-at-large Alan S. Cole '45 

Despite the necessary cancellation of two scheduled performances, the 
Masque and Gown points with sonic pride to a season of seven per- 
formances, the usual number in a normal year: 
July 17-18 "Meet the Wife" by Lynn Starling, in Memorial Hall 

for the benefit of the U. S. O. 
August 14 "Shepherdoif My People" by Douglas Carmichad "44 

in Memorial Hall. 
September 8 "Watch on the Rhine" by Lillian Helltnan in Memorial 


October 16 "Watch on the Rhine" repeated in Memorial Hall for 
Fathers" Day. 

February 8 Tenth AnnuaJ One-Act Play Contest in;' Memorial 
' Hall: 

"The Hills Remain" by Carmichael '44 

"Low Ebb" by Thayer '44 

"Danse Macabre" by Thayer "44 
May 21 "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare. 

Plans are now being formulated for a summer season, in which towns- 
people and temporary residents are invited to join. We hope to try- 
out a new play by a recent graduate and to do an "arena" style pro- 
duction. Those interested should consult Professor Quinby before 
June 20th. 

Degrees, Certificates 

[ Continued from Page 1 } 
Forbes Moore '43 of Deep River, 
Conn., Nelson Elder, Moran '43 of 
Melrose, Mass., John Andersen 
Parsons '44 of East Orange, N. J., 
Millard Hussey Patten. Jr. '43, of 
Hallowell, Winthrop Walker Pip- 
er '43 of Keene, N. R, Benjamin 
Remington Pratt '43 of Greenwich, 
N. Y., Robert Francis Qua '43 of 
Lowell. Mass., Edward Arthur 
Richards, Jr. '4$, of Arlington, 
Mass., David Robinson Rounseville 
'44 of Attleboro, Mass., Richard 
Littlehale Saville '44 of Waban, 
Mass., Ralph Bruce Thayer, Jr. '43, 
of Somers, Mass., Forrest Gay 
Wilder, Jr. '43, of Winthrop, 

Certificates of Honor: Andrew 
Andersen, Jr. '43, John Alden Bab- 
bitt '43, William Hadwen Barney 
'43, George William Beal '43, Paul 
Francis Bickford '43, James Homes 
Bagshaw '44, Gerald Walter Blake- 
ley, Jr. '43, Philip Hayward Brown, 
Jr. '43, Robert Smith Burton *43, 
Robert Jay Cinq-Mars '43, Philip 
Cole, Jr. '43, Norman Sears Cook 
'43, George Edwin Fogg, Jr. '43, 
Norman Oscar Gauvreau '43, Rich- 
ard William Goode '43, Alfred Law- 
rence Gregory '43, Albert Edward 
Hacking, Jr. '43, John Joseph Mur- 

Alumni Elections 

[ Continued from Page 1 ] 
Sampson '17 of North Bridgton, 
since 1919 headmaster of Bridgton 
Academy; Charles L Hildreth '25 
of Portland, practicing lawyer in 
the Melds of banking and industry, 
president of Emery W^lerhouse 
Company, Portland, and Rice Mil- 
ler Company. Bangor. PresiJent 
Sills also appointed John W. Tar- 
bell '26 of Brock ton. Mas*., to 
succeed himself . or a porird of one 

In making publh* t*huut eJectir.ns 
and appointments. Alumni Secre- 
tary Seward Marsh sail that 
about 400 more ballots w re re- 
turned this year than i.i pervious 
elections, which, he feels, indi- 
cates a gratifying increase of in- 
terest in the woiK and responsi- 
bilities of the Alum\i Council aid 
Alumni Fund Directors. 

phy '43, Philmore Ross '43, Robert 
Oliver Shipman '43, William Irving 
Stark, Jr. '43, Donald Aretas 
Stearns '43, Lewis Arnold Strand- 
burg '43, Robert Levritt Tyrrell, 
Jr. '43, James Lester Warren '43, 
Sereno Sewail Webster, Jr. '43, 
Stephen Thayer Whitney '43, 
James Edward Woodlock '43, 
Stuart Edward Hayes '44. 




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Training Detachment - A.A.F.T.T.C. 


The Meteor 

A. A.F.T.T.D. No. « 

Commanding Officer 

Major Charles W. Griffin 


Captain James F. Cantwell 



Arthur JafTe 

Associate Editors 

John B. Dexter 

Wilson F. Moseley 

Managing Editors 

Elliot B. Doft 
David R. Hastings 

Feature Editors 

Wallace J. Campbell 

Milton N. Cikins 

Arthur H. White 

Managing Editor of this Issue 
John B. Dexter 


Of all the momentous things 
that have happened on this post 
in the last few weeks, there is 
surely nothing more important for 
the future of the detachment than 
the arrival of the men of what is 
now called Flight C. and to those 
men we dedicate this issue of the 

They come to a detachment that 
is still in its formative stage, a 
detachment with few of the more 
obvious traditions of organiza- 
tions, and one in which the pat- 
tern of life has not yet become 
settled. This being true, the new 
men from Atlantic City are ex- 
tremely fortunate, for they are 
given an opportunity to share in 
the development of the unit, to 
grow with it instead of being 
merely grafted onto an organiza- 
tion already set in its ways. For 
them there will be no arduous 
"plebe" stage, because, in a sense, 
we are all plebes starting off on 
much the same footing. We who 
have been here at Bowdoin from 
the start have, of course, been in 
the service little longer than most 
of the "new" men, so none are 

It should be useless to point out, 
however, that the detachment has 
come a long way since February 
and that the new men will find 
much that was not here when we 
came. They have already been in- 
troduced to the band, the proud- 
est of the activities we have de- 
veloped, and are already helping 
to make out of it a much finer 
organization than it could other- 
wise have been. 

Today they discover a flourish- 
ing newspaper on the post, and it 
is the sincere wish of the editors 
that many of the new men will 
lend their literary talents and 
time to help in its weekly publi- 

These are not the only activi- 
ties which the men of Flight C 
will And on the post; there is the 
glee club offering further outlet 
for musical energy; there is the 
rifle club, newly formed, which 
can benefit enormously from par- 
ticipation by men fresh from basic 
training; there is the Honor Guard 
that promises to become the elite 
drill squad of the unit; and there 
is talk of a detachment review for 
the near future. 

In these and other developing 
activities in the detachment, the 
new arrivals should find plenty of 
opportunity to express themselves 
and become acquainted with the 
rest of the men. We all hope that, 
despite the pressure of a rather 
rigorous academic schedule, the 
men of Flight C will join us in 
making this particular premeteor- 
ology detachment one of the out- 
standing in the nation, and we 
welcome them to what is already 
a splendid organization. 

Memorial Day Parade 
Planned For Town 

On Sunday, May 30, the rever- 
ent town of Brunswick will pay 
homage to its souls whose bodies 
lie beneath the waters, the desert 
sands, or the jungle weeds. This 
parade will begin officially at 2 
p.m. in Grand Army Square be- 
fore the Town Hall. All units par- 
ticipating will, however, arrive for 
formation no later than 1:30 p.m. 

This extensive parade, to be 
composed of all war veterans, 
auxiliaries, military units, . and 
several hundred Boy, Girl, and 
Cub Scouts, will march from the 
Square south on Main Street, left 
on School Street. Then it will 
following left on Federal Street 
and will move across the bridge 
to the Riverview Cemetery in 
Topsham where services will be 
held for all veterans. There will 
be services on the Brunswick- 
Topsham Bridge for all sailors, 
past and present. 

From the Cemetery the parade 
will return to the town park 
where the community flag will be 
lowered as the Brunswick High 
School band plays the "Star 
Spangled Banner." 

It is estimated that the entire 
program will last two hours, 
which should provide ample time 
for our rapidly improving band to 
demonstrate clearly its talent. A 
great deal of the success of the 
parade will naturally fall on its 
shoulders, for its only collegue 
will be the local high high school 
unit. As for the remaining de- 
tachment personnel it will not be 
a compulsory affair but one left 
to their better sense of duty, 
judgment, obligation, and devo- 

This passing parade will present 
a source of deep contemplation to 
these Brunswick mothers as it 
will to your own mother back 
home. She sees in the Spanish 
veterans her now dead father and 
eagerly watches her passing hus- 
band in his Legion uniform. Her 
elder son is somewhere in North 
Africa,, but her baby -boy is there. 
He marches with the Scouts. Will 
this be his only uniform, or must 
he, too, sometime don the khaki? 
Your sincere participation in this 
parade may make her proud of 
her men's past, present, and fu- 
ture service to their country. 

Memories of Cuba and the" Phil- 
ippines, of the Mar ne and the Ar- 
gonnc. of North Atlantic perils 
and triumphs will march side by 
side with thoughts of Pearl Har- 
bor, the Solomons, North Africa, 
and the pow storming seas. From 
the jungle grass to the burning 
blood-stained sands of Tunisia, 
from Greenland's frigid winds to 
the soft breezes of the South Pa- 
cific will be heard the bugler's 
reaching call, and at his call let 
us affirm the pledge that "these 
honored dead shall not have died 
in vain, that this nation under 
God shall have a new birth of free- 
dom, and that the government of 
the people, by the people, and for 
the people shall not perish from 
this earth." All this we say. All 
this we pledge. All this we will 

Sergeant Robert Evans, Interested 
In Radio; Used lo Work For R.C.A. 

The newest addition to the per- 
manent party personnel arrived at 
this post about ten days ago to re- 
place men recently lost. S/Sgt. 
Robert Evans has relieved T/Sgt. 
Robert Schurkamp of his "white 
collar" duties in assisting our post 

Sgt. Evans was born in New 
York, but moved at an early age to 
Orlando, Florida, which he consid- 
ers his home town. He may there- 
fore rightfully call himself a 
southerner, although we might say 
that at times his accent betrays his 
earlier northern environment. In 
later years Sgt. Evans found that 
his interests centered around radio 
and he was employed in pre-war 
days by the R.C.A. on the guest 


Further news of the detach- 
ment may be found at the bottom 
of the first column on page three, 

Gas Drills Are Latest 
Addition To Training 

Under the faithful guidance of 
popular Sergeant Yatchak this de- 
tachment has finished a solid week 
of rigorous physical and military 

The visit of an Atlantic City 
lieutenant well versed in the now 
recognized manly art of gas drills 
provided the springboard for this 
week of many varied activities. A 
tent served as the chamber in 
which many unsuspecting souls 
found their tear-bringing inspira- 
tion in the form of tear gas cap- 
sules. It was a tired, red-eyed, 
but happy group of weather men 
who left Pickard Field marching 
to the inspiring rhythm of our 
now well organized band. 

Visits were not at an end, how- 
ever, with the departure on late 
Monday of our lieutenant, for on 
that same evening the Post was 
graced with the visit of Captain 
Byrd whose presence foreboded a 
stiff calistenics session. In an at- 
tempt to put the Captain in a good 
humor and thus receive his grati- 
tude in the form of easier cal, we 
gave an offhand rendition of our 
now smooth functioning retreat 
exercises. With apparent disre- 
gard for this attempt, however, 
Captain Byrd was up and at us on 
Tuesday. Despite this gruelling 
grind all hands now survive and 
prepare with unceasing effort to 
meet his next visit with peak phys- 
ical fitness. 

The remaining portion of our 
week was spent in rifle aiming 
practice, and student lectures on 
the subject, together with a great 
deal of husky and pleasure render- 
ing athletic contests. ■ 

As we look back we see and 
realize the profits of this week. 
The expense may have been a 
week's liberty, but the material 
and psychological incomes are far 
in excess of the cost. We had 
unit cooperation, the pleasures of 
now, after having been united in 
intermural athletics that we really 
begin to realize the strength of 
unit cooperation, he pleasures of 
contributing to a victory, and 
above all the desire to win with 
good, fair, .md all-driving and all- 
consuming tactics. 

And so we turn to the future 
and long hours of classes, but now 
we also see happy times on Pick- 
ard Field and the proper shaping 
of our bodies with our minds. 
Alone they are strong; together 
they are unbeatable. 

— For The Birds! 

Meteor Will Continue 
In Mimeographed Form 

Perhaps THE METEOR owes 
its readers a word of explanation 
on its failure to appear during the 
past few weeks. This has been 
due to the fact that its mother, 
THE ORIENT, was not published, 
and this in turn was because of 
the period of final examinations in 
the college. 

Since the spring semester at 
Bowdoin has come to a close, this 
will be the last issue of THE 
ORIENT until the summer ses- 
sion begins. In order to continue 
to bring news to men in the de- 
tachment, however, THE 
METEOR will continue publica- 
tion in mimeographed form. 

Mimeographing of the paper 
will require considerably more 
work on the part of the staff, and 
it will necessarily have to be en- 
larged. Most needed on the staff 
are typists to prepare stencils, and 
it is hoped that there will be 
enough men in the detachment 
who are interested in the paper 
who will volunteer for this typing 

This detachment 
It may seem, 
Has really gotten 
On the beam. 

When this column 
Got under way, 
It was to point out fellows 
Who went astray. 

But for several weeks 
There hasn't been 
A single man 
To commit a sin. 


A couple of other things 
To place 

Which seem to rate 
A little space. 

Everyone knows, 

When gas is at hand. 

Just what to do 

When they hear the command. 

Private Edwards 
Of Section Two 
Knew only too well 
What to do. 

The command was given, 
Edwards stopped breathing, 
He took off his glasses. 
His thought were seething. 

The glasses, somehow, 
Fell to the ground. 
Poor Edwards began 
To fumble around. 

Now to his mask 
He started to tend. 
Holding his breath 
To the bitter end. 

He didn't pass out. 
But was nearly there — 
Not due to gas, 
But lack from air. 

On Pickard Field 
The other day 
Leader Marsh 
Had a lot to say. 

For there was a time. 
When he looked around, 
But his section was 
Nowhere to be found! 

He looked high and low, 
But for quite a space 
He could not find 
A single trace. 

The story it seems — 
Is that the section went 
And hid themselves 
In a great big tent. 

Then there's the one 
Of the "Culver Kid"— 
And all the wonderful 
Things he did. 

"Culver" had his men 


As if there was a 

General coming. 

But when they were lined up 

Straight as rails, 

He did one thing— inspected 


For this week ,now, 
That's all. 

So, men, let's all try 
To keep on the ball. 

relations staff of the N.B.C. studios 
in New York. Upon his induction 
into the army in July, 1942, Sgt. 
Evans hoped to procure assign- 
ment to the Signal Corps in order 
to carry on with his interests in 
radio, but before he had been giv- 
en a chance to demonstrate his 
abilities, classification found that 
he could nobly operate a typewrit- 
er and permanent party seemed in- 
evitable. Experiences in office 
work then carried him to various 
posts including Newport, Atlantic 
City where he was drill instructor, 
permanent party and First Ser- 
geant, and M.I.T. where he was 
supply sergeant. At this post he 
has become our first sergeant. 

Sgt. Evans is favorably impress- 
ed with this organization, partic- 
ularly with the boys studying here, 
whom he described as "fine, intel- 
ligent fellows." Let's live up to that 
reputation, lads. 


With the advent of warm weath- 
er, the "academic break," budding 
trees and green grass, the rumor- 
itis malady has mysteriously lost 
a great deal of strength. As a mat- 
ter of fact, most "latrine specula- 
tion" this week has centered 
about a routine question which 
will be answered before this page 
reaches you. The change is un- 
doubtedly one for the better, as 
rumors are no great credit to any 
detachment. At best they result in 
exaggeration and premature dis- 
closure, at worst, in unnecessary 
grief or disillusioned hopes. 

Let's try, therefore, to keep this 
evil down to the relatively innoc- 
uous level reached this week, as 
exemplified by the following: 

Rumor: In the forms of a ques- 
tion: "Will we be allowed to wear 
the Aviation Cadet hat?" The 
answer is no. The official order on 
our new insignia stipulates that 
students whose training leads to 
their assumption of the status of 
aviation cadets will be allowed to 
wear the aviation cadet arm in- 
signia on their right sleeve, four 
inches above the cuff. 

Rumor: There will be no summer 
uniform this year. Fact: Several 
weeks ago, this column contained 
the information that June 15 was 
the official date for changing uni- 
form. Apparently, however, the 
present spell of warm weather 
caused some nervousness for this 
rumor really got off to a great 
start. The previously reported 
"Fact" still stands correct. There 
is still another month to go, a 
month which has been known to 
contain a good deal of "cool" 
weather in which "O.D.'s" will be 
very comfortable. 

Detachment Band Is 
Making Great Progress 

This week at the retreat cere- 
mony the men of this detachment 
as well as the townspeople have 
had the opportunity to see and 
hear the Detachment Band and to 
note the progress in organization 
and appearance which it has made 
in so short a time. And under the 
leadership of Pvt. Bill Hubbard 
they present a stirring sight. 

Pvt. Harold Tint, the student di- 
rector, stated that in the past few 
weeks the band has been expanded 
to thirty-eight members, with sev- 
eral new men from Flight C; and 
that instruments have been ob- 
tained, with the help of Professor 
Tillotson, Bowdoin's Music Di- 
rector, from the people of Bruns- 
wick, from the Bowdoin Band, and 
from students of the College. 
Some of the members too have 
bought their own instruments. In 
one instance where a French horn 
for the band was lacking, the nec- 
essary instrument was obtained 
from the young brother of a Bruns- 
wick girl with whom one of the 
members of the detachment was 
dating. Thus the success of the 
unit was due to the work, interest, 
and cooperation of everyone. 

In particular the work of Lieu- 
tenant Carl Larsen of the Radar 
School was mentioned. He is the 
official conductor, and has molded 
the band into a smooth musical or- 
ganization, and is attending and 
supervising the practice sessions in 
addition to his official duties. 

The band now features the ad- 
dition of an accordion played by 
Pvt. Tom Meakin, which is an in- 
novation in a military band; and 
also a set of bells without which, 
said Tint, a band is undoubtedly 
sterile. New music has been pro- 
cured, but seeking to enlarge and 
popularize the repetoire, the stu- 
dent director announced that any- 
one who would like to hear any 
piece of music rendered or who 
would like to have played any of 
his college or high school airs, has 
only to produce the music and the 
band will gladly play it 

It was expected in informed 
quarter that Pvt. Milton Sch- 
wartz would take over the cym- 
bals. Said he, "I've got rhythm." 
However, he just never showed up. 


Take a few grains of East 
Mansfield, Brighton, and Pemetic 
High, sprinkle a dash of Harvard, 
Brown, Buffalo. Alabama, Carne- 
gie, and Nasr York Universities; 
add a liberal allowance of moulten 
steel and boiling blood, stir well, 
cool, hammer into shape, and 
there you have Section Nine. 

Winner under Robertson's re- 
gime of Flight B's first inter-sec- 
tion drill competition, Nine con- 
tinued its glorious tradition in the 
persons of "Doc" Savage, "Goof- 
off" Ford, and "Blood and Guts" 
Surdacki. And in its long and dis- 
tinguished career, never has the 
Nifty Ninth, the erstwhile pride 
and joy of Sarge Mills, ever placed 
lower than third in the chow line, 
which only proves that an army 
marches on its stomach. 

When queried concerning Nine's 
remarkable record. Pvt. MacCon- 
nel, the section's philosopher- 
statesman-poet, who is working 
at Bowdoin for his M.G. (Master 
Goof-off), had this to say: "It has 
been a distinct and delightful 
privilege for me to serve with the 
men of the Fighting Ninth. I only' 
regret that my pursuit of the 
M.G. makes it impossible for me 
to spend more time among them. 
But, in the words of Horace, or 
was it Vergil? No, it must have 
been Drucker or Carr . . . Hummm 
. . . maybe Marx. Couldn't have 
been Stalin." At' this moment. 
your correspondent tiptoed softly 
from the room and left the good 
professor to his oral m.isiiigs 

"If you ask me, I think Section 
Nine is so good because it has the 
best athlete in the detachment." 
The speaker was a handsome, 
olive- tan complected individual, 
with a strange, high-pitched voice. 
He refused to divulge his name. 
"The backbone of the section." he 
said, "is a guy by the name of 
Guiliani. At East Mansfield High, 
he was a letterman in football, 
baseball, basketball, and track. 
You can't stop the guy. The sec- 
tion would be lost without him. 
And besides, he's a swell singer, 
too. You ought to hear him do 

"In my opinion," O. E. Lord now 
interrupted, "Section .Nine owes 
its success to its marked ability to 
relax. Thus, *hen Saturday drill 
competition rolls around, the men 
are thoroughly rested, with, of 
course, one or two notable ex- 

John Alden Freach. paring 
over his "Emerson" could be di- 
verted only long enough to mum- 
ble, "No comment." Ah, Priscilla, 
if you could only see him now! 

But rising above the ever grow- 
ing clamor could be heard the re- 
sounding thump of Mel Savage's 
fist on his manly chest as he tore 
himself for at least a moment 
from his momentous treatise on 
"How Big Storms from Little 
Raindrops Grow." He didn't say 
anything. Just thump, then back 
to the treatise. Savage., by the 
way, is the author of another best- 
seller, to whose efficacy your cor- 
respondent can only too well at- 
test. It was called "The Gentle 
Art of Fixing Beds" or "Somnol- 
ent Sabotage." 

Among Section Nine's motley 
crew are two "old buddies." quar- 
tered now in Flight A's barracks: 
Serne the heartbreaker, and So- 
tale the cymbalist. Sotale was al- 
so a Golden Gloves Boxer, which 
may explain in part his shattering 
of the cymbals last week. Tsk, 
tsk, Sotale. you don't know your 
own strength! 

Information, Please 

Q — My girl asked me to send 
her one of my shoulder patches ; 
she plans to wear it on a sweater. 
Is that okay? 

A — She can't wear it. soldier. 
Army regulations prohibit the 
wearing of Army insignia or their 
replicas by unauthorized persons. 
They're restricted to Army per- 
sonnel only. 

Q — Am I supposed to salute an 
officer as I approach him from 
the rear? 

A — Not unless the officer looks 
at you. 

Q — Will the veterans of World 
War II be permitted to carry their 
government insurance, after the 
war? If so, for how long? . 

A — .National Service Life In- 
surance is issued upon the 5-year 
level premium term plan, with the 
privilege of conversion to policies 
of ordinary life, 20-payment or 30- 
payment life insurance. The Act 
provides that all 5-year local term 
policies shall terminate at the ex- 
piration of the term period. It is 
possible that Congress will have 
for consideration the renewal of 
this type of insurance as it has in 
the case of World War I veterans. 
If the 5-year term insurance is 
changed to one of the above 
specified policies, the insurance 
will remain in effect as long as the 
premiums are paid. 

Q — What does the reduced rail- 
road rate for service men amount 

A — All depends how far you're 
going, soldier. On furlough you 
get a reduced railroad fare of one 
cent a mile on a round trip basis. 

Flight C Added To 
Bowdoin Detachment 

At last they're here! The long 
awaited, much be-rumored third 
flight has arrived, and with its ar- 
rival our detachment enters a new 
stage in its development The first 
quarter of our training is past, and 
that's a pretty big fraction, too; 
top that with the fact that now we 
are all suddenly elevated to the 
somewhat dubious status of upper- 
classmen, and one may realize 
what the advent of Flight C has 

It was a rainy morning when 
they marched up from the station, 
and their cherubic faces, burned 
to a lovely red by the wind and sun 
of Atlantic City's skies, warmed 
the hearts of Flight A, as they 
leaned out of the windows of Maine 
Hall, peering with book-weary eyes 
at the newcomers. Here indeed was 
a striking contrast between am- 
bitious, hopeful youth, and disillu- 
sioned senility. 

The first shock came a few 
hours later when opportunity was 
had to greet the new additions. It 
seems that almost every man m 
Flight C has had more basic train- 
ing than any man in Flights A or 
B. Rather a let-down to the in- 
flated egos of upperclassmen, but 
there still was more to come; 
many of the new class, upon be- 
coming casuals, had even served as 
drill-masters, and let it be said 
now, the only difference between 
an Atlantic City drill master and a 
general is a few relatively unim- 
portant stars. If chow line posi- 
tions are still to be determined by 
drill competition, it rather looks as 
if Flight A and B had better 
climb on the proverbial sphere. 

But seriously, they are a swell 
bunch of fellows, and look as 
though they will make a fine addi- 
tion to the detachment. They come 
from alt over, like the rest of us, 
but slightly larger groups seem to 
come from the New York area, 
Michigan, and Illionis. The length 
of their average sojourn in the 
Playground of the World was 
about six weeks, and most of them 
seem agreed that that was five and 
one-half weeks too much. This im- 
pression has grown as they see 
what it's like to be part of a really 
good detachment, and we hope it 
will have no cause to change. ■ 

The men of Flight C have some 
ideas of their own about the Bow- 
doin detachment, it seems. They 
expect to do a better job on grades 
than we have (will that be much 
of an achievement, fellows?), and 
also have a few plans about cutting 
in rather extensively on the pleas- 
ant Saturday nights in Brunswick. 
As a matter of fact, some of them 
claim to be pretty smooth oper- 
ators. No doubt they will soon dis- 
cover .however, that most of their 
artistic leanings will have to be 
satisfied by cardioids and sine 

Well, here's lots of luck to the 
boys of Appleton. However, 
strange it may seem to hear the 
drawn out call of "Section Thir- 
teen, Tennn-HUT!" it will soon be 
as familiar as the cheery clatter of 
the morning rising bell. 

Detachment Will Operate 
Under New Wing Set-Dp 

With the resumption of the academic routine, the De- 
tachment will operate under a new administrative setup. 
Wing, three groups, six squadrons, 15 flights (which corre- 
spond to our present sections), and 30 crews are the new di- 


But after all is said and done, 
it is the guess of your correspon- 
dent that the real reason for Sec- 
tion Nine's greatness lies in the 
comparative domestic tranquility 
enjoyed by its several members. 
Granted that Charlie Kohler has 
been having a rather rocky time 
of it with the little woman these 
past few weeks; but he has borne 
up under the strain with an aloof- 
ness and resilency that are tJ be 
expected from a seasoned Niner. 

To the rest of the detachment, 
including Flight Cs Culver Kid, 
the men of Section Nine can only 
say with kind indulgence, "As you | 
were, men!" 

"It's murder, he says!" And 
brother, we ain't kidding! It's 
Miami soccer, the roughest, tough- 
est, slambang, muscle jolting game 
you've ever seen. It will make you 
black and blue and you will ache 
all over, but when you finally get 
in condition you will be getting 
something that no amount of class 
work could ever give you and 
that you will never find in De 
Moivre's Theorem. It's all a part 
of Sergeant Yatchak's new athle- 
tic program which stresses, as you 
might have guessed, bodily con- 

Having played four years of col- 
lege football, one year of semi- 
pro, four years of college basket- 
ball; and two of baseball and track 
at Iowa State Teachers College, 
our new sergeant knows the 
value of muscular coordination 
and body contact. To learn and 
master a sport requires constant 
preparation and participation in 
that activity and that is where 
our new program will differ from 
our previous one. Sarting June 1, 
our two hour physical program 
will go into effect. Each group 
will have an activity for four 
weeks at one time instead of the 
one week we were accustomed to. 
The two hours will be filled some- 
what as follows: 

Ten to fifteen minutes will be 
allotted to the marching to Pick- 
ard Field and undressing. There 
will then be a thirty to thirty-five 
minute drill period, followed by 
fifteen minutes of exercises and 
concluded with a stretch of run- 
ning or work-out on the obstacle 
course. The next forty-five min- 
utes will be spent in our activity. 

The* activities will be divided in- 
to groups, compulsory and op- 
tional. The compulsory sports 
are swimming and judo with box- 
ing in the fall and outdoor tumb- 
ling when the weather permits. 
These will take up two of the ac- 
tivity periods. The other three 
will be devoted to the optional 
group which will include baseball, 
softball, touch football, tennis and 
outdoor basketball. It is unde- 
cided whether "Murder and May- 
hem" will be optional or compul- 

Getting back to Miami soccer, 
so familiar to those from Bocara- 
tan, the idea of the game is very 
simple. Each team has an even 
amount of men on their side. The 
chances of finishing with the same 
amount of men that you started 
with is extremely doubtful. The 
object is to bounce the ball be- 
tween two posts which constitute 
the goal. Each man is allowed to 
dribble twice with the ball or he 
can pass or kick it whenever he is 
so inclined. The opposing team, 
and here is where the fun starts, 
can do anything to the man with 
the ball except kill him. Tackling, 
blocking and holding are all legal 
as is anything else you can get 
away with. It is said that meter- 
ologists collect data from th» 
stars; you will see them sooner 
than you think. 

We will have a detachment 
baseball team, but it will have to 
wait until June 21 when three 

- Off The Record -- 

The U. S. submarine STUR- 
GEON radioed to its flagship after 
sinking its first Jap ship: "STUR- 
GEON no longer virgin."— "Time" 

A few weeks ago some note was 
made in this column about Herb 
Sacherman's new heart throb and 
the fact that he considers her the 
most beautiful girl in Brunswick. 
The other night the writer of this 
column had the pleasure of being 
introduced to the young lady. Fel- 
lows — I can't say she's the most 
beautiful because I haven't met all 
the girls in Brunswick — but she 
sure is pretty! 

Strategy — In the African desert 
fighting, General Rommel when- 
ever possible would attack from 
the east in the morning and from 
the west in the afternoon so as to 
have the sun in his enemy's eyes, i 

What's this we hear about Pvt. j 
Joe Chadwick coming to chow with 
colorful lips. The least you can do 
Joe — is to wipe it off before ap- 
pearing in public. 

Pvt.: "I hear the officers are try- 
ing to stop necking." 
! Second Pvt.: "That so? First 
thing you know they'll be trying 
to make the privates stop too." 

Keep an eye on PvL Charlie 

Wilson — he's been seen with a cer- 
tain young lady by the name of 
Pearl. Take it easy on the jewel, 

Italy is the scene of feverish ac- 
tivity these lovely spring days. 
The neighbors are under the im- 
pression that the Fascists are ex- 
pecting company. — "New Yorker" 

And then there's the joke about 
the traveling salesman who mar- 
ried the farmer's daughter, be- 
cause he was in love with her. 

Our editor-in-chief Pvt. Arthur 
JafTe has been quite active in Port- 
land—What will Estelle think, 

A Pre-meteorologist's Lament 
I think that I shall never see 
A "D" as lovely as a "B"— 
A "B" whose rounded form is 

Upon the records of the blessed. 
A "D" comes easily . . . and yet, 
It isn't easy to forget. 
"D'S" are made by fools like me. 
But only God can make a "B." 

The Lord gave us two ends to use; 
One to think with, one to sit with. 
The war depends on which we 

Heads we win, tails we lose. 

The changes will not affect the 
detachment's personnel in their 
capacity as students, but will 
markedly affect them as soldiers. 
Each of the new divisions will be 
entirely under the supervision of 
cadet officers, "who will be accord- 
ed all the rights, respect and privi- 
leges of their rank with the excep- 
tion of added pay." This last state- 
ment is not merely empty phrase- 
ology, but actually gives one a 
picture of the situation in a nut- 

Since these offices will be rotat- 
ed frequently, and therefore most 
men will get their chance, the full- 
est cooperation of all would be ex- 
pected merely on the basis of 
sportsmanship even if there were 
no military obligation for such co- 
operation. The obvious idea be- 
hind this system, which emanated 
at Greensboro, N. C, is to give 
the future officers an opportunity 
to become as familiar as possible 
with the duties they will eventual- 
ly undertake. 

The wing commander will be 
held responsible for the entire de- 
tachment while on duty. Similarly, 
the group commander will be in 
command of what we formerly 
considered a flight, the squadron 
commander in command of several 
"sections," the flight commander 
in command of a' section, and the 
crew commander in command of 
approximately half a section. 

Each of the officers will be as- 
sisted by adjutants and "S4" men. 
Each officer and "non-com" can- 
didate will be considered on the 
basis of academic rating, military 
character, initiative and leadership 
as shown in extra-curricular activ- 

civilian instructors from the col- 
lege will assist the sergeant in 
his work. Neil Mahoney. Bow- 
doin's crack baseball coach, has 
graciously offered to help us with 
our team. Saturday afternoons 
and Sundays will be set aside for 
all team games and intra-flighb 
competition. The only man who is 
certain to make the team is Mike 
Ganakas. He is the only one who 
has a uniform big enough for 
"Bowdoin College Army Air Corps 
Meteorological Training Detach- 
ment Baseball Club" to be sewed 

The schedule is not absolutely 
definite, since it must correlate 
with the unknown plans of the 
College. But with the excellent 
cooperation the College has given 
to us since we have been sta- 
tioned here, it can be assumed 
that the greater part will remain 
as it is. The end product, health- 
ty, muscular, tanned bodies 
which Sergeant Yatchak is aiming 
at, will remain the same, and see- 
ing his work in the short time he 
has been here, we are betting it 
will be attained. 

Military Ceremony And 
Dance Come May 29 

The official delegation of various 
post powers to student officers will 
be the occasion for a dance at the 
Moulton Union on Saturday, May 
29. A military ceremony is now be- 
ing planned and should provide a 
colorful highlight for an excellent 
evening of entertainment. Above 
and beyond this ceremony, how- 
ever, is its vast significance. The 
prosecution of military affairs by 
students officers is by no means 
an innovation, but it is probably 
one of the few times in which men 
with so little time to train have 
undertaken such a task. The pro- 
gram will entail much wbrk and 
hardship, but with proper cooper- 
ation and zeal the results should 
prove very gratifying. 

As far as dancing itself goes, 
the facilities will be much more 
congenial to the boys of the light 
fantastic, for this week there will 
be a band with some really live 
music. Yes, quite a number of the 
boys of the detachment band got 
together and decided to give us a 
break. Now we have a post orches- 
tra. Swing it, fellows! 

Let it not be thought that this is 
the limit of the confiding* trust I 
concede to you, for there is more 
to come. Quiet! Ssh! That's it. We 
don't want those navy fellows to 
know it, but confidentially, a large 
contingent of females from the 
Bath area are expected, not to 
mention a bountiful supply of 
Topsham and Brunswick lassies. 

And so with a military cere- 
mony, a new dance band, and lots 
of girls and a large and colorful 
parade, we turn with high expec- . 
tancy to the week end of May 29. 





VOL. LXXI1I (73rd Year) 

President Opens Summer 
Session With Chapel Talk 

On Tuesday, June 22, President Sills delivered the open- 
ing chapel talk of the school year. The audience he addressed 
himself to was one which showed the effects of war upon 
colleges. There were approximately 150 men in the chapel, 
of whom 5 5 or more were incoming Freshmen. 

President Sills stressed the role 
the war is playing at Bowdoin and 
pointed out the fact that the serv- 
ice flag now contains 1520 stars. He 
urged the students to remember' 
the Bowdoin men in the service j 
and said: "They »are all part of 
that larger invisible Bowdoin, and 
their hearts and minds wherever 
they are turn often to the campus j 

He went on to point out the sue- ■ 
cess Bowdoin men have achieved! 
in the Army and Navy examina- \ 
tions. Eight out of thirty taking 
tests ranked in the upper tenth. I 

President Sills continued and| 
Justified the position of a liberal 
■Its school at the present time, 
claiming that to secure the peace 
we must have men "Who can break 
down the narrow limits of time 
and space." 

-He then lashed out at all events 
which hindered the war effort, 
naming specifically the coal strikes 
and the race riots. President Sills 
closed with this statement: *If in 
your education here, you do not 
learn to become good citizens not j 
only of the United States, but of j 
the world as well, you are missing l 
one of the objects of a college edu- j 
cation. You need not look too far J 
afield to cultivate these qualities of i 
moral courage, moral discipline, j 
tolerance, and good-will that today j 
in the midst of war are just as es- 1 
sential as they were in days of 


On page four of this issue the 
ORIENT is printing a map of the 
town of Brunswick containing 
the Civilian Defense Zones. This 
service is for those of our new 
readers who are not yet familiar 
with the town and for all those 
who wish to acquaint themselves 
with the various Defense Dis- 

Bowdoin Loses Prominent Overseer 
In Death Of Sir Harry Oakes '96 

"By W. H. Rosenberg 

Last week newspaper headlines 
announced the death of Sir Harry 
Oakes, multi-millionaire and form- 
er Bowdoinite. Murder was sus-. 
pected and the police went to 
work on a highly interesting case. 
The press and radio made the 
whole country conscious of Oakes, ! 
his accomplishments, his money. 

A few facts were dug up and re- 
vealed. People learned that 
Oakes had discovered one of the 
richest gold mines in the world 
after searching for wealth in the 
Yukon, Australia, New Zealand, 
China, Japan, South Africa, the 
Philippines, Samoan Islands, Mexi- 
co, the Belgian Congo, Nevada, 
California, and Canada. 

Born at Sangerville, Maine, on 
December 23, 1874, Oakes moved 
to Foxcroft in 1889, where he at- 
tended the local academy. His 
father, William Pitt Oakes, a 
Colby man, was a surveyor and 
civil engineer from an old New 
England family. He traced his an- 
centry to Nathaniel Oakes who 
came to Massachusetts in 1660. 

Harry Oakes started at Bow- 
doin in 1892, and was orator at 
the Freshman Class banquet in 
that year. He participated little in 
extra-curricular activities during 
his college days, but was a mem- 
ber of the Class (fencing) Squad 
in his first two years. (Freshmen 
used "Indian Clubs" for weapons, 
while Sophomores fought with 
"Dumb bells.") He was a member 
of the Zeta Psi fraternity. In 
scholarship he received no prizes. 
At his commencement in 1896 
Harry Oakes announced that it 
was his ambition to find a gold 

mine, but his classmates only 

For two years after graduating 
from college, Oakes worked for 
various companies, including the 
Carter Ink Company, North Amer- 
ican Transportation Company, and 
Ohio Steamboat Company in San 
Francisco. When gold was dis- 
covered in the Klondike he could 
no longer stay in the country, and 
started on his 15 year "prospect- 
ing career," ending with the dis- 
covery of the second richest mine 
in the world. 

The story of Oakes* lucky find is 
as exciting as that of any similar 
fictional happening. When his 
fortunes seemed at their lowest, 
he was supposedly put off a train 
near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, be- 
cause he lacked money for the 
fare. There he met a Chinese man 
who persuaded him to hunt for 
gold in the viciiyty. Oakes had his 
mother invest her life savings in 
a claim which later brought forth 
fabulous millions. Then Oakes hit 
upon the Lake Shore Mine from 
which he got so much money that 
he moved to the Bahamas in order 
to avoid the extremely heavy tax- 

One source states that Oakes 
got off the train together with a 
man who soon gave up prospect- 
ing and went into the ring. Oakes 
accumulated $200,000,000, and the 
other man also made quite a name 
for himself. He was Jack Demp- 
sey. « 

Three years after his rich strike 
in Swastika. Ontario, Oakes be- 
came a British citizen (1915). 
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By Phil Hoffman 

The Class of 1947 is here, insur- 
ing the continuity of the College. 
By now it is hardfy necessary to 
say "Welcome!" You know you are. 
You form so large and so vital a 
part of our college community that 
we feel more like saying. "We're 
doggone glad you could come!" 

• - r 

It la the Claw of 1947 whit h 
will largely determine whether 
many of the campus organiza- 
tion* are to continue. We are not 
breaking any confidences when 
we aay that that Includes the 
ORIENT. These organizations 
have given pleasure, satisfaction, 
and valuable experience to many 
Bowdoin men before you. If you 
haven't joined at leant one as 
yet, give them a careful hearing 
remembering that we always try 
M «ot to let our studes Interfere 
srlth our college education." 

• - r 

As we see our country in all-out 
war, a persistent question is likely 
to dog us: "What are we doing 

here?" Here is the way wc answer 
it. You don't have to take History 
1-2 to realize that the history of 
mankind is a bloody one, a history 
of almost continuous conflict. It 
would be stretching our credulity 
to try to believe that there has al- 
ways been a Good Side fighting 
back a Bad Side. Psychologists 
have a much simpler but more dis- 
turbing view: Man is an aggresive 

If we accept this as fact, we 
see the enormity of the postwar 
problem before us. The war 
tasks and problems are tremend- 
ous, but we are attacking them 
with a fervor and enthusiasm 
which bodes well for our side. 
H. L. Mencken said a few years 
ago, "Men like war." Debatable? 
No doubt, but the history of the 
last few thousand years makes 
It sound suspiciously like the 
truth. One of Mencken's argu- 
ments waa that men choose war 
as an escape from the humdrum 
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Test Will Be Held 
During Morning: With 
Customary Incidents 

There will be a complete mobi 
lization of Civilian Defense in j 
connection with the air raid test ; 
to be held Monday morning, July ! 
19. According to newspaper an- 1 
nouncements it will begin some- 
time between eight and ten 
o'clock. It will involve test inci- 
dents with the dispatch of appro- 
priate equipment to the scene. 
The normal activities of the col- 
lege will be continued as far as 
possible. When the proper signal 
is given the CD personnel will re- 
port to their stations. There must 
be no outside movement during 
the "red" which lasts from the red 
signal, until the second blue. Dur- 
ing the entire test the chapel bell 
will be used only for air raid sig- 
nals. It is quite possible that the 
test will be of considerable dura- 
tion. It is also possible that there 
may be a return to the "red" 
after it has once passed. 

The red and blue signals men- 
tioned above are merely technical 
terms used in the civilian defense 
work. Their meanings follow and 
students should familiarize them- 
selves with these signals. 

Yellow signal — All CD person- 
nel to post — Not audible 
Blue signal — Public mobiliza- 
tion and blackout — 5-5-5 fire 
whistle, bells toll, campus 
whistle blows steadily 
Red signal — All movement 
stops — Continuous blasts on 
fire whistle; short, sharp 
blasts on campus whistle; 
rapid ringing of bells 
Blue signal — Movement re- 
sumes — Same as previous blue 
White signal— End of raid — 
One blast on fire whistle 
The civilian defense has many' 
Bowdoin college faculty members 
serving on it. Malcolm Morrell is 
the head of the entire CD setup in 
Brunswick, William K. Hall is the 
chief air raid warden, Professors 
Holmes and Daggett are the heads 
of the campus zone, and Don T. 
Potter is the head of the campus 
auxiliary police. There are also 
many more members of the staff 
and faculty serving on the Civi- 
lian Defense. 



NO. 7 

Men Needed For Daily 
And Sunday Choir Groups 

There are still a few vacancies 
in the daily chapel choir. Mem- 
bers of this choir would only 
have to attend two times a week. 
Applicants should see Professor 
Tillotson, either in the Music 
Room or in Chapel at noon. 

The Vesper Sunday Choir is 
now being formed. This organiz- 
ation will sing weekly during the 
fall semester. It is open to appli- 
cants Interested in a-ehapella 
work. Members will be paid out 
of college funds. Applicants 
should communicate with Pro- 
fessor Tillotson In the Music 

The .Music Room will be open 
every evening from 8 to 1 1. The 
Carnegie Record Set and the 
Capehart will be used. Two 
rooms and a large quantity of 
records are available. 

ROSS E. WILLIAMS '44, newly 
elected Secretary-Treasurer of 
the Bowdoin College Student 

Ross Williams Chosen 
Student Council Sec t 

At its opening meeting on Mon- 
day evening, the Student Council 
elected Ross E. Williams "44 to 
serve as secretary-treasurer of 
that body for the summer trimes- 

President Richard C. Johnstone 
'44 announced that, although there 
is little means for enforcing them, 
a modified list of Freshman Rules 
would be posted on the bulletin 
board, and that members of the 
Class of 1947 would be expected to 
obey these regulations just as care- 
fully as have previous ^ entering 

Mention was also made of the 
fact that the freshmen have not 
been observing the traditional 
seniority rules for leaving chapel 
services, there being an evident 
tendency on the part of the young- 
er classes to leave even before the 
faculty have made their exit. The 
Council feels that this rule should 
be followed, and it will be included 
in those regulations posted on the 
bulletin board. 

Members of the Student Council 
for this summer are as follows: 
Richard C. Johnstone '44, presi- 
dent; Joseph F. Carey '44, vice- 
president; Ross E.~ Williams '44, 
secretary-treasurer; Walter S. 
Donahue, Jr. '44, Thomas A. Coop- 
er '44, Robert V. Schnabel '44, 
Richard N. Means '44, James R. 
Higgins '44, George J. Kern '45, 
Waller P. Finnagan '45, Lloyd R. 
Knight '45, and William E. Macln- 
tyre '45. 

Burnett Urges Wise 
Personal Attitude 

Bowdoin students heard Profes- 
sor Charles T. Burnett speak in 
Chapel Friday morning. In his talk 
Professor Burnett emphasized the 
importance of attitudes that we as 
individuals have when viewing a 
fact. He went on to classify these 
attitudes into two catagories. In 
our attitude toward life or the 
world some of us face the world as 
a threat to our wants and desires 
— as unfriendly — something tp bat- 
tle against. Others of us recognize 
the world as not unfriendly or op- . 
posed to our desires. 

How important our attitudes are 
were illustrated by Professor Bur- 
nett who showed that many simi- 
lar attitudes in a nation can deter- 
mine a nation's policy whether it is 
a policy of fear of its neighbor or 
one of friendly relations. The for- 
mer policy of fear — expecting the 
worst— brings war. The latter pol- 
icy seeing fellow nations as poten- 
tial aids promotes peace and co- 

Professor Burnett pointed out 
that we as individuals should clear 
our minds. We should think co- 
operatively and broad mindedly. 
Here is a chance to adopt a wise 
personal attitude to others; not 
one of fear, but of co-operation, 
thus making for favorable rela- 
tions in our own group and peace 
in the world. 

Students Invited To 
Join Choral Society 

The Bowdoin Glee Club is being 
suspended, apparently for the dur- 
ation. Taking its place is a recent- 
ly formed mixed-chorus group, the 
Brunswick Choral Society. It is 
composed of members of the fac- 
ulty and their wives, soldiers in 
the Meteorological Unit, Radar Of- 
ficers, townspeople, and undergrad- 
uate members of the college. 

The first recital of this group, 
according to its organizer, Profes- 
sor Frederic Tillotson, will be held 
"in the latter part of August.'' 
Plans have already been made for 
a singing of "The Messiah" next 

Students of the college are urged 
by Professor Tillotson to join the 
Choral Society. All who are inter- 
ested may see Professor Tillotson 
in the Music Room or at one of the 
rehearsals held every Sunday 
night at 7. 


President of the Student Coun 
cil for the first term of the sum- 
mer trimester, reelected to the 
same position which he held dur- 
ing the spring semester. 

TOPS 194243 GOAL 

Although the computation'of fin- 
results is not yet entirely com- 
ete, there is enough concrete 
idence at hand to indicate that 
the Alumni Fund Directors, class 
agents, and contributors have turn- 
ed in a magnificent job this past 
year. A goal of 2500 contributors 
Was set. This figure was not reach- 
ed, but theres were 2300 contrib- 
utors, a new all-time high for ac- 
tive participation in the Fund cam- 

The Directors set their objec- 
tive as $35,000 (the income on 
1,000,000), asking for contribu- 
ions in tribute to President Sills' 
years as head of the College. 

le response was more than, grat- 
ifying, and to date the contribu- 
tions total $38,873.66. To this will 
be added contributions to endow- 
ments, bringing the results of the 
1942-43 campaign to $39,960.61. 

At present an analysis of the re-* 
suits is being made, and soon 
Chairman Donald W. Philbrick '17 
will be able to make a detailed re- 
port to class agents and Fund Di- 

The Class of 1906 Fund Cup will 
probably go to one of the younger 
vJasses, according to present indi- 
cations. The date for this award 
has not yet been determined, but 
will likely come sometime in the 

At commencement this May, the 
Alumni Council elected as its pres- 
ident for the coming year the Rev. 
Harry Trust '16, head of the Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary. Chair- 
man of the Alumni Fund Directors 
will be Dwight Sayward '16 of 
Portland, vice chairman of the 
1942-43 campaign. 

At the regular meeting of the 
College Trustees at Commence- 
ment time, Albert T. Gould '08 of 
Boston was elected to that body to 
fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of Dr. Daniel Evans '90. Mr. 
Gould was on the Board of Over- 
seers previous to his recent elec- 
tion as a trustee, and this vacancy, 
along with that caused by the 
death of Sir Harry Oakes '96, will 
. probably be filled at the next Com- 


English Farce "Tons 
Of Money" WiU Be 
Performed July 31 

(C oming Events 

Chapel Servces 

Thurv, July 15 — Professor Root. 
Robert Schnabel '44 will sing. 

FrL, July 16 — The President. 

Mori., July 19 -The President. 

Tues., July 20 — Mr. Pierce will 
lead a song service. 

Wed., July 21 -The Rev. Samuel 
M. Riggs, Minister of the Be- 
rean Baptist Church of Bruns- 

Thurs., July 22— Professor 

Fri., July 28— The President. 
Other Events 

Tues., July 20—8.00 p.m. Station 
AIR. Russell Prescott Sweet 
'44 will present a program of 
trombone selections. 

Wed., July 21—8.00 p.m. Moul- 
ton Union, Conference A. Meet- 
ing of the Witan. Harold Trow- 
bridge Pulsifer will talk in- 
formally about Stephen Vin- 
cent Benet, will discuss his last 
volume, "Western Star," and 
will snow his collection of 
Benet's published work. 

Thur*.. July 22—8.15 p.m. Me- 
morial Hall. Piano recital by 
Frederic Tillotson. 


Professor Athern P. Daggett 
paid homage to the resourcefulness 
of our allies, the Chinese in his 
talk in Chapel on July 7th. In it he 
outlined the events leading up to 
the Sino-Japanese conflict and its 
significance to the world today. 
Professor Daggett told the story of 
how the "China Incident" began. 

Six years ago the Japanese were 
holding extensive army maneuvers 
outside Peiping. There was nothing 
wrong about that — they had a per- 
fect right to under a general per- 
mission given to all foreign troops 
stationed in China. But these were 
most elaborate maneuvers and 
they lasted a long time. The real- 
istic war game even featured a 
night attack 6n the city of Wann- 
ing. But were these war games? In 
that night attack someone fired 
some live ammunition. A five-hour 
engagement followed. This was not 
a sham-battle. This was war, but 
American newspapers underesti- 
mated the importance of this en- 
gagement and its significance was 
lost on most of the American peo- 
ple. If its significance was lost 
then, it should not be so now. 

Professor Daggett here present- 
ed a dedication to Victory. He em- 
phasized the importance of not un- 
derestimating the help China has 
given us in this war. China will 
emerge a great power. This has 
been our national policy since 1899. 
It is then proper that we as Amer- 
icans accept the transformation 
from a patron to a partner with 
China if we are together to build 'a 
safe future in the world to come. 

The Masque and Gown plans 
two productions this summer, the 
first of which has been chosen. 
"Tons of Money," a very popular 
farce from the English stage 
which played nearly two years in 
London, will be done arena style 
on Friday, July 30, in the Long- 
fellow School auditorium for the 
men in uniform on campus, and 
again on July 31 in the auditorium 
for the town and College. Mon- 
day, August 1, there will be a per- 
formance at Jhe Naval Air Sta- 
tion theatre. The first and third 
performances will not be open to 
the public, and it is urged that all 
those desiring to see the play out- 
side of the servicemen should plan 
to see it Saturday night. 

The shift to the Longfellow 
School from Memorial Hall is 
partly because Memorial Hall is 
used so steadily now for classes, 
and partly because the school is 
particularly well adapted to USO 
shows which visit the Meteorolog- 
ists regularly, and for which they 
have been granted the use of 
Masque and Gown lighting equip- 
ment. The Longfellow School 
Auditorium is well adapted to 
arena style, since it has bleachers 
on two sides, and any of the over- 
head lights may be removed for 

The second play of the summer 
season will be presented either 
late in August or early in Septem- 
ber for two nights on the Long- 
fellow School stage, and tor one 
night at the Naval Training Sta- 
tion theatre, the stage of which 
will be completed by that time. It 
has been proposed that the second 
production shall be a try-out of a 
new play by Jack Kinnard '41. 
This play was recently put on by 
the Hedgerow Players, outside of 
Philadelphia, but has had no pro- 
fessional New York showing to 
date. Although the author is now 
stationed as a civilian employee of 
the Army Air Force in foreign 
service, he has expressed the hope 
that it may be tried out here dur- 
ing his absence. One of Kinnard's 
one-act plays was used in the one- 
act contest when he was a senior 
at Bowdoin. 

The cast of "Tons of Money" is 
as follows: 

Sprules (a butler) Dana Little '46 
Simpson (a maid) 

Sylvia Hammond 
Miss Benita Mullett 

Drusilla Congdon 

Louise Allington Suzanne Young 

Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington 

Donald N. Koughah '45 

Giles (a gardener) 

Robert Emmons '47 
James Chesterman (a solicitor) 

George Hebb '44 
Jean Everard Betty Cornice 

Henery Crawford B. Thayer '44 
George Maitland 

Doug Fenwood '44 
The stage-manager for the pro- 
duction is Robert Emmons '47. 

Carey '44 Heads Russiaif 
War Relief Campaign 

At their first meeting of the summer trimester, Monday* 
evening, July 12, the Bowdoin College Student Council ap- 
pointed Joseph F. Carey '44 as chairman of the coming Rus- 
sian War Relief Campaign. This drive will attempt to gather 
any old clothes students and faculty would care to donate to 
the Russian War Relief. 

Chairman Carey will be assisted 
by all the Council members who 
will act as collection agents in the 
various fraternity houses. Al- 
though the campaign is a very in- 
formal one, both Carey and Presi- 
dent Johnstone expressed the hope 
that the drive would receive full 
cooperation from the student body. 
Clothes of any kind and quality will 
be accepted, and the house agents 
will make their own arrangement* 
for collection. 

JOSEPH F. CAREY '44, Vice- 
president of the Student Council 
and recently appointed Chairman 
of the Russian War Relief Drive. 


Hours When Buildings 
And Offices Are Open 


8:80 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
5:00 p.m. 


8:30 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
5:00 p.m. 


8:30 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
5:00 p.m. 


8:30 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
4:30 p.m. 


8:30 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
4:30 p.m. 

The above offices are closed 
Saturday afternoon and all day 


Weekdays: 8:30 to 12:30, 1:30 
to 5:30, and 6:45 to 10:30. 

Saturday: 8:30 to 12:30 and 
1:30 to 5:30. 

Sundays: 2:00 to 4:55 and 6:45 
to 10:30 p.m. 


Weekdays: 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. 
and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Sundays and holidays: 2:00 to 
4:00 p.m. 


Weekdays: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 
2:00 to 5:15 p.m., and 7:45 to 
12:00 p.m. 

Sundays: 9:80 to 11:30 a.m., 
1:30 to 4:40 p.m, and 6:30 to 
12:00 p.m. 


8:30 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 
5:00 p.m. 


3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Free Period 

4:30 to 5:80 p.m. — Radar 

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.— Mixed 

The ORIENT announces with 
pleasure the addition of two new 
men to its staff of columnists for 
the summer months. Alan S. Perry 
'44, succeeding Crawford B. Thayer 
'44, will write "Variety," and Don- 
ald N. Koughan '45 will have 
charge of "Mustard and Cress." 
taking the place of George W. 
Craigie, Jr. '44. Both men have 
shown an interest for journalistic 
and literary work during their 
Bowdoin careers, contributing pre- 
viously to the Quill and ORIENT. 
Perry is a member of Zeta Psi, and 
Koughan of Beta Theta Pi. 

The ORIENT, as during last 
summer, will again publish four is- 
sues. At the opening meeting, call- 
ed by Professor Athern P. Dag- 
gett and presided over by the ed- 
itor-in-chief, twelve men were in 
attendance evidencing an interest 
in the work of -the college news- 
paper. The following freshmen are 
now serving as reporters on the 
ORIENT staff: Philip C. Roberts, 
Charles W. Curtis, Paul W. Moran, 
Llewellyn W. Cooper, John G. 
Pieksen, Wolfgang H. Rosenberg, 
Fred W. Spaulding; also of the 
class of 1946, Dana A. Little, Roy 
F. Littlehale, John H. Farrell, and 
Hairy Lindemann, Jr. 

Because all men formerly serv- 
ing on the staff of the Bowdoin 
Publishing Company have left col- 
lege, Professors Athern P. Daggett 
»^and Philip M. Brown will handle 
the advertising, distribution, and 
financial matters of the ORIENT 
for the summer issues. 

Harold T. Pulsifer Will 
Speak Before Witan 

One week from this evening 
Harold Trowbridge Pulsifer wifi 
speak informally before the Witan 
about Stephen Vincent Benet, dis- 
cussing his last volume, "Western 
Star," and showing his collection of 
Benet's published work. 

Mr. Pulsifer, a poet in his own 
right, was born November 18, 1886. 
He received his A.B. from Harvard 
in 1911 and was Class Poet there. 
In 1935 Bates College honored him 
with the degree of Litt.D. He spent 
a number of years on the editorial 
staff of "The Outlook." From 1912 
to 1913 he was a member of the 
New York State Assembly. He en- 
listed in the Signal Corps in 1917, 
and received an honorable dis- 
charge from the M.I.RC. as a first 
lieutenant in 1919. 

A member of the Poetry Society 
of America, he served as president 
of that body from 1931-32. He has 
published a number of volumes of 
his own poems, and has contributed 
to many magazines. His residence 
is in East Harpswell. 

Two New Instructors 
Added To Faculty ' 

Two new instructors have been 
added to the College faculty, both 
teaching in the meteorology school. 
Clyde Nason '25 , former instructor 
in physics and coach of track at 
South Portland High School, is 
teaching Course III. Louise E. 
Briggs, Mt. Holyoke '39, is teach- 
ing Courses II and III in vector 
mechanics. She formerly taught at 
the Brimmer May School in Boa- 

Regular Bowdoin faculty mem- 
bers who for the first time are 
teaching meteorology students this 
summer are Professor Thomas 
Means and Mr. Thomas Riley in 
English, Professor Orren Hormell, 
Professor Morgan Cushing, and 
Dr. Henry Russell in history, and 
Professor Philip Beam In geog- 

Prof. Brown Defends Liberal Arts 
Colleges Against Wartime Charges 

The following is a talk given in 
' chapel two weeks ago on Wednes- 
j day, June 30th by Professor H. R. 
j Brown. 

"Colleges seem to thrive on 
! criticism. Long before the war, we 
| were often told that the time- 
i honored, four-year course of 
j study of . the liberal arts was 
I doomed. Educators in our second- 
! ary schools have sniped at us from 
below; teachers in graduate 
schools have scored our limitations 
from above. The American col- 
lege has been squeezed like an ac- 
cordion with the junior colleges 
pushing at one end and the uni- 
versities pushing at the other — un- 
til in some quarters the only thing 
left is a perplexed and protesting 

"Not all the critics are to be 
found outside the campus gates. 
The colleges themselves have be- 
come cock-pits of controversy. 
The Chicago plan, the Antioch 
idea, and the St. Johns curriculum 
(to mention only a few of the 
current panaceas) have provoked 
lively discussions. Whatever else 
may be charged against the col- 
leges of liberal arts, certainly 
smugness and complacency are 
not our besetting sins. 

"Last week the newspapers of 
the nation gave a good deal of 
space to another blast at the col- 
leges. This latest broadside was 
fired by Mr. John B. Kelly, chair- 
man of the Committee on Physical 
Fitness of the Federal Security 
Agency. Speaking to the nation 

from Washington, Mr. Kelly de- 
clared (according to the Associat- 
ed Press) 'that schoolmasters and 
professors have been spending too 
much time cramming — but you 
can't stop Hitler with perfect 
English.' After getting off this 
startling pronouncement, Mr. 
Kelly continued by describing stu- 
dents as academic sissies and sof- 
ties. 'We must make the American 
student physically conscious', he 

"Mr. Kelly, of course, is an au- 
thority upon matters of education! 
The Associated Press dispatch re- 

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The Bowdoin Orient 

Brunswick, Maine 

Established 1871 

Editor-in-Chief Junes R. HiK&in* '44 

Associate Editor Pnillp H. Hoffman '45 

Reporter*: I Jewel I vn W. Coopar *47, Cfcarles W. 
(Iirth '47, John H. FarrHI '44, Dana A. Utile 
•46, Roy F. IJttlehale '46, Harry Lindemann, 
Jr. '46, Paul W. Moran '47, John G. Ptoksea '47, 
Philip V. Roberta '47, Wolfgang H. Rosenberg 
•47, Fred W. HpauMin* '47. 

Co-directors: Associate Professor At hem P. Daggett 
Assistant Professor Philip M. Brown 

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As far as we know, there has been 
very little if any public comment about 
the summer catalogue of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. Such being the case, we think some- 
thing should be said about it and consid- 
erable praise given to Professor Herbert 
Ross Brown who had charge of this pub- 

This summer bulletin is certainly a 
radical departure from the former 
sombre catalogue, and a change which 
certainly seems all to the good. The mere 
mechanics of the book, its color and pic- 
tures, go far toward making it an attrac- 
tive piece of work. But even better than 
this, it is clearly and simply written, pro- 
viding a concise and intelligible report on 
what Bowdoin has to offer to a prospec- 
tive student. It is the type of book which 
a preparatory school student can easily 
read and enjoy, and we doubt little that 
it has made an appreciable impression on 
all those who have read it through. Its 
the best thing of its kind we've seen pub- 
lished by any college. Many thanks to 
Professor Brown for a real contribution. 


Sometime ago the Orient published 
an editorial concerning the recommenda- 
tion of the Alumni Council to add a 
freshman dean and a placement director 
to the college administration. Complete- 
ly approving of this proposal, it was 
further argued that such a plan should be 
put into action just as soon as possible. 
The Board of Overseers has since sent 
this recommendation to the Trustees 
urging prompt action. 

Before a placement director could be 
of any use, it would be necessary to gath- 
er much more alumni information than 
exists at present. Although the "Boards 
Committee had recommended that a gen- 
eral catalogue be postponed because of 
expense and the probability that a 
priority for its issuance could not be se- 
cured," the Alumni Fund Directors 
pointed out that the gathering together 
of such necessary alumni information 
"would permit the publication of a gen- 
eral catalogue and a new directory at 
much lower cost than would be possible 
without it." Accordingly at their meet- 
ing on Saturday, May 22, 1943, it was 

'That, from the 1942-43 Fund pro- 
ceeds, $2,500 and such additional sums 
as may be available on June 30, 1943, be 
allocated for the making of an alumni 
personnel record in preparation for a 
College Placement Service and for such 
other College purposes as conferences 
between the Directors of the Alumni 
Fund and the Governing^Bbards may de- 
termine." ) 

This allocation of funds on the part of 
the Alumni Fund Directors is a very fine 
gesture and a step in the right direction. 
We feel this money should be put to im- 
mediate use in preparing the necessary 
alumni personnel record to further the 
work of procuring a placement director 
with little or no delay. 

The work of Dean Paul Nixon in 
placing Bowdoin men after graduation 
has been a great service to all concerned, 
but such a job, to be truly an efficient 

one, needs the services of a full-time 

As time goes on, more and more men 
will be returning from military service, 
all with the idea of taking up civilian 
work. It is only natural that a large por- 
tion of Bowdoin men will ask the Col- 
lege for any assistance it can give in se- 
curing or directing them to job oppor- 

Slowly arising throughout the past 
decade has come a belief that the gov- 
ernment of this country should provide 
jobs for a large number of its citizens. 
The present conflict has only tended to 
accentuate this feeling and make it more 
widespread. We are inclined to believe 
that such a tenet is an extremely danger- 
ous one and fallacious in many aspects. 

We do feel, however, that it is right 
for small institutions, such as this col- 
lege, to do all-in their power to aid men 
in securing jobs in industry, business, 
and the professions. We are in complete 
accord with the proposal to add a place- 
ment director to the staff at Bowdoin, 
and urge the College administration to 
bring this job to completion just as soon 
as is feasible. 


In leasing the 11 fraternity houses, 
the College had a number of aims in 
mind. It wished to have control over 
housing facilities outside the regular 
dormitories. It also hoped to help the 
fraternities over the financial difficulties 
of the War. In following this plan of ac- 
tion, the College has made a considerable 
contribution to the fraternity situation 

With the existing number of houses 
and the relatively few civilian students 
now on campus, the houses, unless they 
had combined, would certainly have had 
to close this summer had the College not 
taken them over. As things stand at pres- 
ent, while not having control of the in- 
dividual houses, the fraternities do have 
the opportunity to live in their houses, 
maintain membership and individuality, 
conduct meetings, and elect officers. This 
social end of Bowdoin fraternity life is 
an extremely essential one if this setup is 
to continue after the War. The relations 
between College and fraternities have, 
for the most part, always been very sat- 
isfactory and mutually beneficial. The 
Greek chapters, recognizing their debt to 
the College, should do everything possi- 
ble to continue their individual existence, 
for that is just what the College adminis- 
tration wishes them to do. 


This Russian War Relief Campaign, 
sponsored by the Student Council and 
chairmaned by Joe Carey, ought to 
receive hearty support from the civilian 
undergraduates, small in number though 
they may be. Clothing in any condition 
(well, nearly any) will be accepted, and 
considering the personal attire seen now 
and then around campus, we think it 
might be a very good idea to get rid of 
some of those old clothes. 

The Student Council brought up a 
good point the other night when mention 
was made of the infraction of seniority 
rights by freshmen in leaving chapel. 
This tradition was a very strong one, un- 
til quite recently, and we remember well 
our freshman year when no one thought 
of even daring to leave before an upper- 
classman. Perhaps it's nothing more than 
a feudal custom, but we think the Coun- 
cil perfectly justified in including this 
tradition among the freshman rules. 

It's good to hear a defense of the lib- 
eral arts colleges such as Professor 
Brown delivered in a recent chapel talk, 
the full text of which may be found else- 
where in this issue. There are a number 
of people these days who have taken the 
War as an excuse for open sniping from 
all angles against the small colleges. 
We're convinced that most of this attack 
is of a very specious character, but it's 
also very dangerous and the colleges have 
got to fight back courageously if they are 
to maintain their established position. 



Professor Nathaniel C. Kendrick 
anounces that it is now possible for 
men still 17 years of age, who 
passed the A-12 examination on 
April 1, to become members of the 
Army Enlisted Reserve Corps. 
They will be permitted to enlist be- 
fore August 15 not yet having 
reached their 18th birthday, and 
will be allowed to finish the semes- 
ter of college during which they 
become 18. At the end of this se- 
mester, they will be given 13 
weeks of basic training, and then 
possibly be returned to various 
colleges for further study. While 
completing the semester following 
enlistment, such reservists will be 
supported by the Army but will 
not be in uniform. They will have 
to be able to pass the physical ex- 
amination for general service, and 
must take courses conforming to 
the Army Specialized Training 

Richard Britton and Joseph 
Stapleton, both '45, are now study- 
ing medicine at Yale as Army En- 
listed Reservists. 

Waks "45, Donaldson '44, Small | 
'46, and Hildebrand '4G. all sciene? 
majors at Bowdoin, are undergo- 
ing tough infantry basic training at 
Camp Walters, Texas. 

There are approximately 80 for- 
mer Bowdoin students now taking 
the Naval V-12 college training 
^program at Bates, the largest 
group from any one college there. 

Results of the V-l qualifying ex- 
amination, given on April 20, indi- 
cate that the Bowdoin V-l and 
Marine reservists turned in a 
highly gratifying performance. 
Forty men took this test, and of 
that group 20 were ranked in the 
top two-fifths of the country, 12 
of these being in the top tenth. • 

Directory Of Summer 
Trimester Students 

Editorial License 

"Look here," the poet gasped to 
the editor, "I wrote a poem about 
my little boy, and began the verse 
with the words, 'My son, my pigmy 
counterpart.' " 

"Yes," replied the editor. 

The poet drew a paper from his 
pocket. "Read," he blazed. "See 
what your compositor has done." 

The editor read: "My son, my 
pig, my counterpart. 

Alger, F. W., Jr. 
Allen, T. T. 
Baker, K. M., Jr. 
Barnes, B. 
Bartel, W. P., 2nd 
Bliss, R. R. 
Bourgeois, R. C. 
Boyd, T. H. 
Branche, G. C, Jr. 
Brass, L. L. 
Carey, J. F. 
Cary, C. 
Caulfield, J. T. 
Chamberlain, M. 
Chason, C. G. 
Clark, N. C. 
Clark, W. F. 
Clarke, C. B., Jr. 
Clenott, W. S. 
Cole, A. S. 
Cooper, L. W. 
Cooper, T. A. 
Craine, E. C. 
Curran, P. A. 
Curtis, C. W. 
Cutler, E. B. 
Demaray, D. 
Devine, J. J. 
Donahue, W. S., Jr. 
Dunn, L. J., Jr. 
Dunpny, A. L. S. 
Emmons, R. M. 
Ericson, R. C. 
Farrell, J. H. 
Fen wood, F. D. 
Ferris, W. F, Jr. 
Fickett, L. P., Jr. 
Files, W. W. 
Finnagan, W. P. 
Francis, C. H. 
Frederick, S. A., Jr. 
Frost, II. S. 

Gill, W. T. 
Gilmore, G. H. 
Glover, R. E., Ill 
Goldermann, R. W. 
Gordon, F. H. 
Grant, F. H. 
Grant, J. E. 
Gregory, F. J. 
Griffin, G. H. 

Hall, R. T. 
Hall, T. L. 
Hall, T. U. 
Hanly, P. H., Jr. 
Harvey, W. W. 
Hebb, G. S., Jr. 
Hiebert.C. A. 
Higgins, J. R. 
Hills, L. L. 
Hirsch, L. M. 
Hirschler. E. E. 
Holman, J. F. 
Holtman, F. G. 
Howell, A. S. 

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Johnstone, R. C. 
Jones, F. P. 
Jordan, C. A., Jr. 

Kearney, N. D., Jr. 
Keaveney, D. C. 
Kehlenbach, C. H., Jr. 
Kern, G. J. 
Knight, L. R. 
Koughan, D. N. 

LaCasce, E. O., Jr. 
LaCasce, J. H. 
Lamparter, W. S. 
LaPlante, P. A. 
Lavitt, S. E. 
Lawrence, D. H. 
Lehrman, M. A. 
Levin, W. R 
Lifshitz, H. 
Lifshitz, S. 
Lindemann, H. 
Little, D. A. 
Littlehak?, R. F. 
Lord, J. T. 

McNeil, H. D, Jr. 
Maclnnes, I. 
Maclntyre, W. E. 
MacNeil, J. W. 
Magee, J. F. 
Marshall, F. 
Marston, E. R. 
Mathers, C. A. 
Maxson, D. R. 
Means, R. N. 
Merrill, J. R. 
Miehelson, A. L. 
Miller, R. C. 
Milliken, L. T. 
Moran, P. W. 
Morrell, R. L. 
Morse, M. K. 
Morse, R. W. 
Moulton, G. N. 

Nowlis, G. R. 
Oram, W. V. 
Osher, H. L. 
Page, G. W. 
Page, M. F. 
Paynter, R. A., Jr. 
Perry, A. M., Jr. 
Perry, A. S. 
Pieksen, J. G. 
Pierce, W. W., 3rd 

Query, A. W., Jr. 

Reed, C. F. 
Roberts, P. C. 
Robinson, R. E. 
Rosenberg, W. H, . 
Ross, D. W. 
Rudy, R R 
Ryder, P. H. 
Sawyer, T. M. 
Schmalz. A. C. 
Schnabel, R. V. 
Schubert, K. M. 
Seeley, R. W.. Jr. 
Shapiro, M. 
Shaw, G. P. 
Smith, H. O. 
Snyder, E. F. 
Spaulding, F. W. 
Stark, D. T. 
Sweet, R. P. 
Thayer, C. B. 
Thorndike, D. 
Thornquist, B. 
Thurston. J, W. 
Toeller, J. D. 
Toscani, B. M. 
Towle, D. M. 
Townsend, H. W. 
Walker, H. B., Jr. 
Walsh. A. J. 
Walsh, R. J., Jr. 
Whittaker, F. W. 
Wilder, S. B. 
Williams, R E. 
Wine, J. H. 
Winer, R. M. 
Woods, J. W. 
Wyman, D. S. 

Younger, G. G. 

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VARIETY . . ... 

By Alan H. Perry 

Another trimester, and another issue of the Orient. 
Another Variety, the first, however, for this writer. Our 
thanks to Crawf Thayer, our predecessor, for setting such a 
high standard for us to live up to . . . The invention of the 
100 course seems to be taking hold very strongly. . . . For 
anyone who isn't busy from ten to eleven in the morning, it's 
well worth the time to sit in on Art 51, something very dif- 
ferent in the line of the so-called cultural courses. . . . 

Someone in the official college 
family deserves a medal for com- 
ing up with the plan for the all- 
college picnic. The affair was a 
large success from all angles. Be- 
sides, who wants to take in a flick 
when the faculty is playing a ball 
game? . . . Speaking of the movies, 
do the two theatres in town ever 
schedule a half-way decent picture 
in the middle of the week? There 
must be an awful crowd of hoss- 
npera fans in this thriving little 
metropolis . . . Every Wednesday 
and Friday evening, the Metes 
run through an impressive cere- 
mony on t he Army Parade Ground, 
formerly known as the Bowdoin 
Quadrangle . . . Now that the 
Bowdoin contingent has arrived 
at Bates, some of the fraternities 
find on counting noses that they 
have a larger delegation in Lewis- 
ton than in Brunswick. The boys 

there had a dance last Saturday 
night, with attendance compul- 
sory, by the way. A uniform does 

make a difference, doesn't it? . . . 

Many of the faculty have been 

spending long and arduous hours 

in their own backyards — at work 
on their Victory Gardens. Wonder 
if we couldn't have an exhibition 
of some of the results along about 
the middle of the summer— with 
a prize for the most intelligent 
looking head of lettuce ... A tip 
to week-end sojourners in Boston 
— Oooley Wilson, who stole Casa- 
blanca when he sang As Time 
Goes By, is being featured at the 
Mayfair . . . The laundry service 
in Brunswick is really becoming 
acute. Does anybody know a 
woman who will wash a couple 
of shirts for a guy . . . The per- 
sonnel in Mass Hall changes so 
rapidly that it's becoming a super- 
human task to keep track of who 
works there and who doesn't . . . 
The State Senate jn Massachu- 
setts recently refused to repeal a 
law which prohibits women from 
wearing hatpins which protrude 
more than a half-inch from the 
crown of the hat, unless a protec- 
tive covering is used. Most males 
would" be satisfied if the solons 
merely passed a bill making it 
against the law for women to wear 
hats altogether. 


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College Announces 
Summer Proctors 

The following men are officially 
serving as college dormitory proc- 
tors for the summer trimester: Al- 
pha Delta Phi, Waiter S. Donahue, 
Jr. '44; Psi Upsilon, Samuel B. 
Wilder '44; Chi Psi, Thomas U. 
Hall '44; Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
Dana A. Little '46; Theta Delta 
Chi, Robert V. Schnabel 44; Delta 
Upsilon. Peter A. Curran '46; Zeta 
Psi, Richard C. Johnstone '44; 
Kappa Sigma, A. C h ,a n dl e r 
Schmalz '45; Beta Theta Pi, 
George J. Kern '45; Sigma Nu, 
David H. Lawrence '44; Alpha Tau 
Omega, Lloyd R. Knight '45; Moore 
Hall, Joseph F. Carey '44. 


On Thursday, July 22, at 8.15 
p.m. in Memorial Hall, Professor 
Frederic E. T. Tillotson will pre- 
sent a piano recital. The complete 
program follows: 
Five pieces fur Harpsichord 
Three sonatas by Scarlatti in d 

minor, c minor and c major 
Arietta by Leonardo Leo 
The Coucou by Daquin . 
Rhapsody in E flat major by 

Russis.ii Group 
Marchen (Fairy tale) Medtner 

Etude in E major Scriabine 

Prelude in G flat major 


Etude in G sharp minor 


Prelude in G major Rachmaninoff 
Hurdy-Gurdy Goosens 

Insects Leo Livens 

Igluado Ramon Zeura 

El Albacin (Gypsy quarter of 
Granados) Albeniz 

Concerto in d minor for string or- 
chestra and piano Bach 
assisted by 
Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, violincel- 

Mrs. Edward G. Bridges, first vio- 
Mrs. Archie E. Brown, second vio- 
lin ■ « 
Lt. Karl Larsen, viola 

College Participates 
In Plane Spotting 

Since the N origin of the Bruns- 
wick Post of the Aircraft Warning 
Service, the college has played a 
large part in its operation with 
both students and faculty mem- 
bers being engaged in the work. 
Although there were only two stu- 
dents and two faculty members on 
the original staff, somewhere near 
40 students served on the post 
last year. At the present time, 
and ever since the end of the 
spring semester, it is difficult to 
find enough men to man all the 


In May, when the college stu- 
dents left, about seven regulars 
were lost; after high shcool grad- 
uation many of the boys became 
employed; also many workers 
have changed the scene of their 
employment. All of these factors 
have caused increasing difficulty 
to obtain men for the posts. 

The post requires a personnel 
of 112 to operate on its regular 
schedule — 42 women and 70 men. 
Among the women, Mrs. Clara D. 
Hayes, college secretary, and Miss 
Alta Reed, custodian of the Li-, 
brary's Alumni Reading Room, 
have been two of the most faith- 
ful. Both have long service rec- 
ords. Miss Reed has had to give 
up her work at the post because 
of her heavier summer schedule. 
The 70 men include 18 faculty 
members and five students. 
Among the students, Phil Clough 
and Henry Smith man the mid- 
night-to-three shift on Tuesdays, 
Harry Lindemann serves on the 
same shift Saturdays, and Norman 
Kearney takes it on Mondays. 
Lloyd Knight is on duty from 
three to six on Friday mornings. 
Other students who are working 
as spares are Judson Merrill, John 
Pieksen, John Farrell, and David 

More volunteers are urgently 
needed. Spares are valuable since 
there are ' always several tem- 
porary vacancies to be filled. It is 
helpful, but not necessary, for the 
volunteers to have bicycles for 
transporation. Any men willing to 
serve should speak to Professor 

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:A TOTAL Of /.932.000 


Simpson's Point Again 
Leased For Summer 

Evidently there are some mem- 
bers of the student body who have 
not yet been told of the available 
swimming facilities at Simpson's 
Point. The college has for a num- 
ber of years provided the students 
with an opportunity to swim in 
the ocean. In order to do this, the 
college has leased two pieces of 
shore property and these are open 
to the college students at all 

The two pieces of property ad- 
join each other and the are sep- 
arated by a small inlet. It is this 
inlet which affords the best swim- 
ming. One of the two points 
leased by the college is known as 
Simpson's Point. It is owned by 
the granddaughters of General 
Chamberlain, a former president 
of the college. The other, called 
Spruce Point, is leased by the col- 
lege from Miss Georgia Simpson. 
The property is located about 
four miles from the gymnasium 
and is the nearest piece of shore 
where swimming is possible. The 
swimming is good within two 
hours either side of high tide. At 
low tide there is nothing but mud 

The property is for the use of 
the undergraduates, members of 
the meteorological unit, and the 
navy men stationed at the college. 
Any of these men may bring their 
guests to the place, but they will 
have to make their own arrange- 
ments. On the property there is 
a partially burned building, at one 
time the Chamberlain summer 
home, which may be used for 
dressing and also contains im- 
provised toilet facilities. Also on 
Simpson's point is a pier and a 
small house owned by Colonel 
Holmes, but which is not for the 
use of the college. 

The college has engaged a care- 
taker, Mr. Prindle, but the college 
is not responsible for the safety of 
the students. The point may be 
reached by either of two ways — 
the Harpswell Road or the road 
leading to Mere Point. The latter 
is the shorter. In order to reach 
the property by the Mere Point 
road go up Maine Street about a 
mile and a half from the Congre- 
gational Church, here there is a 
fork in the road, and bear left; 
travel down here about two and a 

Fraternities Pledge 
Thirty-six Freshmen 

Following is a list of the 36 fra- 
ternity pledges: 

Alpha Delta Phi 
Cutler, E. B. Needham, Mass. 

Frost, H. S. Pleasantviile, N. Y. 
Hanly, P. H., Jr. South Portland 
Query, A. W., Jr. Marion, Mass. 
Psi Upsilon 
| Bliss, R. R. Newton Centre, Mass 
Holtman, F. G. Chevy Chase, Md. 
Page, G. W. Scituate, Mass. 

Chi Psi 
Clark, W„ F. Winthrop, Mass. 

Hall, R. T. Newton Centre, Mass. 
Walsh. R. J., Jr. New Haven, Conn. 
Wyman, D. S. Portland 

Delta, Kappa Epsilon 
Ferris, W. F, Jr. (transfer '45) 

Scarsdale, N. Y. 
Magee, J. F. Bangor 

Moulton, G. N. Bangor 

Roberts, P. C. Fort Fairfield 

Walsh, A. J. New Haven, Conn. 

Theta Delta Chi 
Curtis, C. W. Pawtucket, R. I. 

Gill, W. T. Belmont, Mass. 

Griffin, G. H. South Portland 

Shaw, G. P. Ridgewood, N. J. 

Delta Upsilon 
Dunn, L. J., Jr. 

West Roxbury, Mass. 
Emmons, R. M. Andover, Mass. 
Jordan, C. A., Jr. 

South Weymouth, Mass. 
Ryder, P. H. Springfield, Mass. 

Zeta Psi 
Boyd, T. H. Pittsburg, Pa. 

Cooper, L. W. Damariscotta 

Oram, W. V. South Portland 

Woods, J. W. Bournedale, Mass. 
Kappa Sigma yr^" 
Moran, P. W. Rockland 

Beta Theta Pi 
Bartel, W. P., 2nd Waltham, Mass. 
LaPlante. P. A. Auburndale, Mass. 
Marshall, F. West Newton, Mass. 

Sigma Nu 
Morrell, R. L. Brunswick 

Alpha Tau Omega 
Kearney, M. D.» Jr. Portland 

Pieksen, J. G. St. Louis, Mo. 

Thurston, J. W., Jr. Rockland 

half miles and take your left— it 
is the second road to the left off 
the Mere Point road. 

Any member of the student 
I body, meteorological unit, or naval 
unit stationed at the college are 
welcome to use the facilities of 
Simpsons' and Spruce Points at 
any time. 


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AID TO SOME 60,000,000 

War services financed by the National War Fund will aid upwards of 60,000,000 persons, it is estimated, 
according to Prescott S. Bush, national campaign chairman. This is in addition to home-front »ervices 
for health, welfare and recreation, which are supported through local onited campaigns carried on in many 
communities in conjunction with the National War Fund campaign next fall ? 

These 60,000,000 are reached and served la some way, on the military front and on the United Nations 
fronts, by one or more of the agencies participating in the National War Fund, which are as follows: 

TJSO. American Social Hygiene Association, United Seamen's Service, War Prisoners Aid, YMCA; British 
War Relief Society, United China Relief, Queen Wilbelmina Fund, Greek War Relief Association, Polish War 
Relief, Russian War Relief, United Yugoslav Relief Fund, U. S. Committee for Care of European Children, 
World Emergency and War Victims Fund, YWCA; French Relief Fund, Norwegian Relief, Belgian War Relief 
Society, National CIO War Relief Committee, United Nations Relief of the AFL, Refugee. Relief Trustees. 

The national goal sought by the National War Fund is 1125,000,000, for aid on the military front, and the 
United Nations front. American citizens will be asked to contribute through their local united campaigns, not 
only to the National War Fund, bat to "home defense" welfare services In their own communities. 


Ttiurs. July 15 

What's Bussin' Cousin 


Ann Miller - John Hubbard 


Fox News Short Subject 

FW.-Sat. July 16-17 

Pilot No. 5 


Franchot Tone - .Marsha Hunt 


Paramount News 

Short Subjects 

Sun.-Mon. July 18-19 

Mister Lucky 


Cary Grant - Laralne Day 


Paramont News 

Short Subjects 

Tues. July 20 

Gals Incorporated 


Leon Erroll - Grace MacDonald 


Selected Short Subjects 

Wed.-Thurs. July 21-22 



Stan Laurel - Oliver Hardy 


Fox News Short Subjects 

Frl.-Sat. July 23-24 



Pat O'Brien - Randolph Scott 

Anne Shirley 


Last evening at 7.30 in the 
lounge of the Moulton Union, a 
program of Bowdoin Recordings 
was presented. The selections 
heard were chosen from the fol- 
lowing list: 

1. Commencement Dinner Pro- 
gram '(Description and Com- 
ment by Herbert R. Brown, 
Poem by Robert P. T. Coffin, 
Speech and Reading of Testi- 
monials by Austin H. MacCor- 
mick, Response by President 
Sills. Address by "Dr. Chris- 
tian." Report by Donald W. 
Philbrick on Alumni Fund, etc.) 

2. Bowdoin College Chapel Choir 
O Dominie Jesu to 

Joquin Des Pres 
Balulalow Ruggero Vene 

3. Bowdoin-on-the-Air Programs 
Come To The Fair, Little Grey 

Home in the West, Forgotten 
Lloyd Knight 
Longfellow at Bowdoin 

Professor Herbert R. Brown 
The Lafayette Hoax 

Dramatic Skit 
Robert Burns' Program 
I am a Son of Mars 

L. Knight 
Hey, the Dusty Miller 

G. Thomas 
I am Come to the Low Coun- 
trie G. Thomas 

As I Gard Down the Water- 
side G. Thomas 
She Played the Loon 

E. Tozer 
Ye Banks and Braes C Bon- 
ny Doon G. Thomas 
The Bonniest Lad That E'er 
I Saw G. Thomas 
'Twas on a Monday Morning 
G. Thomas 
Should Auld Acquaintance 

G. Thomas 

Comin* Thru' The Rye, Poor 

Body G. Thomas 

4. Declamation 
Message to Hitler 

William Stark 
Steel Lindo Ferrini 

Death of the Hired Man 

Vance Bourjailly 

Athletic Contests Are 
On Tentative Basis 

With the transportation and 
manpower situations what they 
are, any proposed athletic program 
can be only tentative arrangement. 
Plans for the summer trimester 
are as yet neither complete nor 
definite. A makeshift baseball 
league composed of teams repre- 
senting the Naval Air Station, 
Radar Schtwl, Bailey's Island, and 
Bowdoin College has been formed 
to play several games a week. An 
exchange of games with Bates lat- 
er in the summer is not entirely 
outside the realm of possibility. 

Plans for golf and tennis are 
likewise on a day to day basis. 
Competition with Colby and Bates 
in these sports will be scheduled if 
at all possible. A conference of 
New England Colleges meeting in 
Boston sometime during the first 
of August will determine the na- 
ture and extent of the athletic 

In the meantime the athletic de- 
partment will arrange a round- 
robin tournament in golf and ten- 
nis if enough competitors show in- 
terest. The higher ranking players 
would represent Bowdoin in the 
event that matches can be arrang- 
ed with Colby and Bates. Golf and 
tennis addicts should get in touch 
with Mai Morrell as soon as pos- 

Fall athletics may or may not 
include football. The Boston con- 
ference will probably decide this. 
In any event, Adam Walsh will be 
on hand around the first of August 
to resume his duties in the physical 
education department. 

Sir Harry Oakes 

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Later he became a British baronet 
for "public and philanthropic ser- 
vices", (June. 1939). His "ser- 
vices" were indeed public and phil- 
anthropic, and included the build- 
ing of parks, golf courses, a flying 
field, sporting field, theatre, and 
$25,000 donation to a hospital in 
Ontario. In Nassau, his later 

home, he developed profitable ag- 
riculture, started a bus line, built 
an airport, purchased a 1000 acre 
sheep farm on which 1200 men 
were employed, and practiced his 
favorite diversion of crashing 
through the jungle in a tractor. 

In 1912 Oakes gave 90,000 
pounds to St. George's Hospital in 
London. At the time of his death, 
Oakes maintained permanent resi- 
dences in London, Palm Beach, 
Nassau, Niagra Falls, besides sev- 
eral summer estates including a 
seven and a half acre estate in 
Bar Harbor. 

In 1928, Sir Harry Oakes wrote 
a check for $30,000 to his old 
fraternity, Zeta Psi, from which 
the present house was built. In 
1935 he became an overseer of the 
college. In 1940 he made his 
greatest single contribution to 
Bowdoin by giving as a "perman- 
ent loan" five paintings now in the 
Walker Art Gallery. These paint- 
ings include a Hogarth, Franz 
Hals, Gainsborough, and Rem- 
brandt (bought for $185,000). 
Oakes has made generous contri- 
butions to the Alumni Fund, and 
in 1941 received an honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Laws from Bow- 
doin College together with Wendell 
L. Willkie. 

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ferred to him as a noted oarsman. 
In 1920 he won the national scull- 
ing championship. The United 
Press correspondent in Washing- 
ton had no hesitation in calling 
him the best known oarsman in 
the great city of Philadelphia. 

"Mindful of his high position, let 
us examine for a moment, the 
counts in his indictment of our 
colleges. Professors, he charges, 
'have been spending too much 
time in cramming.' What Mr. 
Kelly really means is, I suppose, 
that students have been spending 
too much time in cramming. It is 
unfair, of course, to expect Mr. 
Kelly to use perfect English. After 
all, he is a champion sculler, and, 
as he remarked, 'you can't stop 
Hitler with perfect English.' The 
implication is that you can stop 
Hitler with -a dangling participle 
or a comma splice. 

"The charge that intellectual 

discipline make* students toft 
seems to me to be more than 
faintly grotesque. I should prefer 
not to make it to the men of this 
and other colleges who helped to 
chase the Japs off Guadalcanal or 
to those who fought at Midway, 
Coral Sea, or in North Africa. Mr. 
Kelly's confusion between softness 
and mental discipline simply 
means that Mr. Kelly and critics 
who share his views have hot the 
remotest notion what rigorous in- 
tellectual training is. 

"You need make no apologies to 
Mr. Kelly for your presence in 
college in the present emergency. 
There is no incompatibility be- 
tween mental and physical fitness. 
Physical fitness, I suppose, is what 
Mr. Kelly means by his term 
'physically conscious.' Your im- 
mediate job is to do each day's 
work with intensity and resource- 
fulness. If there is one thing that 
America needs more than physi- 
cal consciousness it is men who 
are not mentally unconscious. By 
doing your college work faithfully 

you are preparing to serve your 
country on the advanced level 
where the national need is great- 

"Do not be intimidated by the 
so-called practical men, the Bill 
Cunninghams, the Westbrook Peg- 
lers, and the John Kellys. It is 
often well to remember that the 
practical men are often impracti- 
cal, and the scholars and dreamers 
are frequently the most realistic 
of all. In 1918 President Wilstrn 
was dismissed as a scholar when 
he foresaw that freedom and lib- 
erty anywhere in the world de- 
pended upon the protection of 
freedom and liberty everywhere in 
the world. Twenty-five years of 
history have confirmed the wis- 
dom of these words." J 

Sun Rises 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
or unbearable conditions of 
peacetime. This means that we 
must find ways to make peace 
not only endurable but stimulat- 
ing and not only for the 20% In 
this country who earn $5,000 or 
more a year but for the masses 
here and abroad. We're going 
all-out for. war; will we ever go 
all-out for peace? 

■ - *. 
The hope that this will be the 
last war is the mainstay of mil- 
lions. It will be a stupendous job 
and it will be up to us to see that 
that hope will not become a mock- 
ery. We are solving the problems 
of war; will we be able to solve the 
problems of peace? It is the re- 
peated failure to solve these prob- 
lems which has sent us into re- 
peated wars. This is a bigger war 
than World War I. We can expect 
bigger problems after it. The 
United States is in a position of 
leadership. All eyes will look to us 
after the war as they do now. Con- 
sequently, we must be prepared 
with the best leaders, the best 
trained, the best educated leaders, 
to cope with a task which men 
have never yet successfully ac- 

s - r 

There will be problems in eco- 
nomics, in the social sciences, in 
the applied sciences, problems 
calling for knowledge of lan- 
guages and history. But our big- 
gest problem will be man him- 
self. It is that fast moving, often 
baffling, human brain of ours 
which gives birth to not only 
the problems but the solutions. 
We'll have to study human emo- 
tions more closely than they 
have ever been examined before. 
We'll have to learn how to push 
and tug those innate aggressive 
Instincts into constructive chan- 
nel*. We. all have a lot to lean 
about ourselves. We'll need more 

s - r 

.The i world's institutions are 
changing under the hammer blows 
or 'war. Anyone with half an eye 
caVsee that the trend is toward 
specialists. At the same time more 
and more stress is being laid on 
what you know, what you can do 
rather than who your father is, or 
whom you know. The inheritance 
tax is just one of many factors 
which are driving us toward the 
economist's goal of "an equal start 
in the race for everyone." 
s - r 
With the great need for edu- 
cated postwar leaders and the 
accompanying trend requiring 
everyone to stand or fall on his 
own resources of skill and knowl- 
edge, it is easy to see how much 
of Incalculable value to our coun- 
try and to ourselves we can gain 
during our Bowdoin days. The 
world Is likely to face a critical 
shortage of men with training 
and education in the immediate 
postwar years. With the greatest 
problems ahead we may not have 
the men to handle them. We can 
be sure of this: whatever specific 
knowledge we can acquire will 
be In demand. The more we can 
acquire, the more valuable we 
will be. 

s- r 

But you say. "I can only expect 
to be here one or two semesters. I 
can't learn very much in that 
time." Not the least thing you can 
acquire is the knack of studying, of 
thinking things through. Once 
"broken in" you will always be 
able to pick up where you left off. 
You will have the desire to learn, 
the most important factor. 
s - r 
We will all have a big job to 
do both during and after this 
war. The real test will come af- 
ter. That's when the nation will 
look to you for leadership. Let's 
try to get ready. It is compara- 
tively easy to learn to shoot a 
gun. It is much more difficult 
not to. 


On the freshman class entering 
this summer, twelve are sons of 
Bowdoin men. The list of sons and 
fathers follows: Charles W. Cur- 
tis, William W. Curtis '20; Lewis 
P. Fickett, Jr., Lewis P. Fickett 
n'26; Hunter S. Frost, John W. 
Frost '04; Louis L. Hills, Dr. Louis 
L. Hills '99; Joseph Holman, 
Courner C. Holman '06; Charles 
A. Jordan, Jr., Charles A. Jor- 
dan '21; Paul W. Moran, Edward 
C. Moran, Jr. '17; Robert L. Mor- 
rell, Allen E. Morrell '22; Gard- 
ner N. Moulton, Dr. Manning C. 
Moulton '15; William V. Oram, 
Dr. Julius C. Oram v ll; Gordon W. 
Page, Eben Page n'22; Phillips H. 
Ryder, J. Maxim Ryder '21, 

Mustard and 


By Don Koughan 

NOW that a European victory 
seems not too distant, there is 
bound to be a flood of post-war 
progonstications from all quar- 
ters. Anticipating this trend in 
public expression, we as well 
make a few predictions of our own. 
Never let it be said that the 
Orient was left behind the crowd. 
So with this slight introduction, we 
begin our erudite dissertation on 
the post-war world. 
m - c 


TO begin with, let us leave 
the politico-economic predictions 
to the men who know something 
about it; after all, there Is 
enough to be predicted to give 
ample opportunity to all the vis- 
ionaries. Let's start with the 
employment problem. It has 
been estimated that by Septem- 
ber, 1944, American production 
will have reached its capacity. 
About the same time, industry 
will be able to supply all fore- 
seen military and civilian needs. 
Of course, the length of the war 
Is anyone's guess; but at the end 
(and until industry has been 
turned once' again to luxury 
items), what of the demobilized 
servicemen and servicewomen ? 
"To dig, I am not able; to beg, I 
am ashamed." The slack will be 
taken up by a tremendous pro- 
gram of construction. Several 
states are already planning Im- 
mense projects, subsidized by 
State and Federal governments, 
during the period of reconstruc- 
tion and readjustment. The war 
has not eased the position of the 
"one-third of a nation" suffering 
insufficient housing. If anything. 
It has increased the problem. 
Mass migration of workers will 
continue. Servicemen, as well as 
workers, displaced by the war, 
will want to take up residence in 
parts of the country — and of the 
world — which they had never be- 
fore seen. And they will want 
new homes in which to live. The 
boom in construction will not be 
an artificial one. 

m - c 
ALARMISTS have ,long been 
wailing about the great numbers 
on the Federal payroll. The num- 
bers in government service will in- 
cerase still more at the war's end, 
and such a trend should be no 
cause for alarm. Subsidization of 
both industry and agriculture will 
bring us nearer to a socialized 
democracy. Abuses of free enter- 
prise will cease; the robber barons 
of industry are already a thing of 
the past. Rulers of vast industriaL 
empires will be only legendary fig- 
ures. Managerial organization will 
replace capital, and to a certain 
extent, labor, as the dominant fac- 
tor in industry. Mere money will 
cease to be the ultimate objective 
in American society; new rewards, 
not to be counted in dollars, will 
replace it 

m - c 

TRENDS in education indi- 
cate great changes for the fu- 
ture. With the entrance of Amer- 
ica into the war, the liberal arts 
tradition suffered a nearly- 
mortal blow. Some hopefuls still 
feel that the end of the war will 
see a return to the former state 
of the American college, but 
they are voices crying in the 
wilderness. The educational fa- 
cilities of the nation will be de- 
voted for the most part to tech- 
nological training of one sort or 
another. The sciences will re- 
place the humanities hi the col- 
leges, while secondary schools 
will serve as trade schools for 
those not entering colleges. Fed- 
eral grants will be made to 
scientific and technical schools; 
the small liberal arts college will 
wage a losing battle against pub- 
lic indifference and rising taxes. 
Education will become a state 
function; the merits or evils of 
such a system are too numerous 
to mention. 

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POPULATION will tend to be- 
come decentralized. With more ef- 
ficient means of transportation, the 
worker will find it unnecessary to 
reside in the vicinity of his work. 
New communities in suburban 
areas for postwar construction 
have already received wide pub- 
licity. Perhaps an all-too-pleasant 
picture has been presented, but 
such a change seems inevitable. It 
appears doubtful at the present 
time that the airplane will imme- 
diately replace present forms of 
transportation. Cultural lag induc- 
ed by convention and the vested in- 
terests will doubtless prove to be a 
considerable obstacle. 
m - c 

WITHOUT a doubt, it will be 
a "brave new world," although 
the readjustment process will be 
a painful one. The greatest dan- 
ger will be an attempt by some 
interests to establish a tremend- 
ous empire under a guise of na- 
tionalistic fervor. Such a move- 
ment, at present under sail, will 
gain headway with final Allied 
victory. Nothing could be more 
disastrous for International 
peace and brotherhood; America 
Is hi no danger of ever becoming 
a "have-not" nation, 
m - c 
YOU may not agree with these 
predictions. If you think you have 
any better ones, just write us a 
letter. Besides, we haven't had any 
mail for a long time. 








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VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 8* 


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South Portland Liberty Ship Will Be Named S.S. James .Bowdoin 

Mrs. Sills To Sponsor Ship; 
Launching Date Indefinite 

In the near future, the specific date still being quite ten- 
tative, one of the Liberty Ships soon to be launched by the New 
England Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland will be 
christened the S. S. James Bowdoin, in honor of one of Mas- 
sachusetts' most distinguished governors and for whom Bow- 
doin College was named. 

• - 

Don Koughan Has Lead 
In Tons Of Money' 

Mrs. Kenneth C. M. Sills is 
scheduled to. sponsor the S. S. 
James Bowdoin when the ship is 
launched. There are some fifty 
Bowdoin men affiliated with the 
shipyards in South Portland, and 
this group is already making plans 
for a luncheon to be held on the 
day of the launching at which Mrs. 
Sills will be the guest of honor. 

Work is now under way in the 
collection of books to form a li- 
brary for the S. S. James Bowdoin, 
some of these books coming from 
the Bowdoin College library. 

Undoubtedly specific details of 
the launching will be announced 
just as soon as a definite date for 
the event is determined. 

Harold Pulsif er Speaks 
Before Witan Meeting 

On Wednesday evening, July 21, 
Harold Trowbridge Pulsif er, noted 
poet and critic, spoke to the Witan 
on Stephen Vincent Bcnet. Mr. 
Pulsif er showed his collection of 
Benet's works and discussed his 
most -recent volume, "Western 

The meeting was well attended 
and Mr. Pulsifer's discussion was 

rece iyed jyiUi interest. The -meet- 
ing was adjourned during the air 
ralfl test that occurred Wednes- 
day, but the discussion was again 
bWught up after the all clear had 

*t)uring his speech, Pulsifer 
brought out the history, back- 
ground, and influence of Benet 
and his works. The Witan sought 
Mr. Pulsifer's opinions on several 
other contemporary poets and au- 
thors and these were brought into 
the discussion. 

Pulsifer lives in East Harpswell. 
He is a member of the Poetry So- 
ciety of America and has pub- 
lished several volumes of his own 
poems. He also contributes his 
poems to many current magazines. 

The latest Masque and Gown 
production, "Tons of Money," will 
have its initial performance next 
Friday, at 7.30 p.m. at Longfel- 
low School. This show will be for 
servicemen only. Students and the 
general public will have an oppor- 
tunity to see "Tons of Money" on 
Saturday at 8.15 p.m. The charge 
will be fifty cents, or in the case 
of students, a presentation of their 
blanket tax card. The Naval Air 
Station will view it the following 
Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the new 
arena-style auditorium there. 

"Tons of Money" is the third 
Bowdoin production to be given in 
an arena, thereby accommodating 
larger crowds. The new auditor- 
ium at Longfellow School is well 
suited for this purpose. 

This play originated in England 
during the early 1920's. An Eng- 
lish farce, "Tons of Money" played 
700 performances. It has never 
been presented professionally in 
this country, though various ama- 
teur and semi-pro organizations 
have tried their hand at the play. 
"Tons of Money" is concerned 
with the attempts of an young 
Englishman to dodge his ever- 
pre ssing creditors. The lead is 
played by Don Koughan '45. He 
is supported by Doug Fenwood '44, 
Crawford B. Thayer '44, George 
Hebb '44, Dana Little '46, Robert 
Emmons '17. Four town girls are 
in this play: Suzanne Young, Con- 
stance Comee, Drusilla Congdon, 
and Sylvia Hammond. The stage 
manager is Robert Emmons. Eric 
Hirschler. '46 is in charge of prop- 
erties. The lighting equipment of 
the Masque and Gown is being 
moved to Longfellow School where 
it will be handled by Dave Law- 
rence '44, Chan Schmaltz '45 and 
Rolfe Glover '46. 

On Saturday night, the doors 
will open at 7.30. As usual, there 
are no reserved seats. 

Meteorologists Plan 
Open Post Weekend . 

Events For Saturday 
And Sunday Feature 
Dance, Chapel Service 

This coming Saturday and Sun- 
day, July 31 and August 1, the 
Meteorology School is holding an 
Open Post Weekend, during which 
time the post will be open to 
friends, relatives, and townspeo- 
ple who wish to see what type of 
training the meteorologists under- 
go. Open Post Weekend might be 
said to approximate what is com- 
monly called a college houseparty, 
but there are a number of definite 
distinctions between the two. The 
Special Services Committee of the 
Meteorology Unit has planned an 
elaborate schedule of events for 
the week-end. 

Although official activities do 
not begin until Saturday, on Fri- 
day night the Army men will have 
an opportunity to see "Tons of 
Money" presented by the Masque 
and Gown at the Longtellow 
School, curtain time being 7.00 p. 
m. Saturday afternoon there will 
be an athletic program, including 
baseball, sol t bail, tennis, drilling, 
and a possible run over the ob- 
stacle course at Pickard Field if 
there are those who wish to dis- 
play their talents in this event. 
At 5.30 p.m. on Saturday there 
will also be a public retreat, in- 
cluding the band and all flights of 
the Meteorology Unit. 

Probably the number one event 
of the week-end and the one to 
which the Army men have most 
looked lorward, will be the dance 
held in the gymnasium from 8.00 
to 1J.00 p.m., Saturday. It will be 
a formal dance for the guests of 
I Continued on Page 3 ] 


Crawford Beecher Thayer 

Rationing in all of its various branches, shortages of vital 
materials such as gasoline, civilians, and girdle elastic, which 
in itself has caused many women to go all out for the war 
effort, all these things and taxes too have burdened Amer- 
icans with extra woes which peacetime passive-ists never 
conceived of. Added to the military requirements demanded 
of service men, then, is the supplementary task of keeping up 
the morale of us at home who must go without vitals and 

Deep In the heart of every 
young man who ha* over been 
Mack-mailed by his girl before 
the present one, there nan 
neatled. at one tune or another, 
the secret desire to edit letters, 
postal epistles. We have taken 
advantage, therefore, of this, our 
first official apfiearance in our 
place in the Sun Rises, to pub- 
lish a letter. It Is a letter made 
up of gleanings from authentic 
letters from four recent mem- 
bers of Bowdoin College, now 
■ervtag in the armed forces. The 
hOfne-morale-bullding letter will 
be Inconsistent only as much as 
the personalities of the four un- 
suspecting contributors vary 
among themselves. The letter is 
sentlmentsl. it is humorous, it is 
reminiscent, but above all . . . 
It is sincere. The following Is a 
real letter from real former 
Bowdoin students to the boy 
they left behind them. ... 
s- r 

"Dear C.B., 

"I'm long overdue on this letter, 
but you know me ... it seems the 
farther I get from Brunswick, the 
closer I am to the place . . . An- 
other fellow and 1 went over to the 
Pentagon Building [in Washington, 
D. C.J. The place is like 50 Grand 
Centrals piled together around a 
gigantic central court. Probably 
archaeologists will dig it up 2000 
years from now, put it down in 

their books as the principal temple 
of the. early American tribes, to 
whom the number 5 was sacred. 

"Tomorrow morning I'm going 
to church. I shall pick out my pew 
carefully, in the hope of finding 
people who'll invite me to dinner. 
It's happened once already. I 
thought he was going to take me 
to the Willard, but we ended up at 
Child's. A disappointment. 

s - r 

"This place is a madhouse, the 
Army is a *vast infernal machine' 
(quote from the post newspaper, 
'The Bean'), nobody knows what 
the Hell's going on, nobody 
knows when or where well go, 
nobody knows what happens 
even after it happens, nobody 
knows how dry I am — Hell, no- 
body knows. Period. 

This is a Basic Training Cen- 
ter, so we get basically trained — 
a process which Is all basic and 
not much training. 'Basic' here 
means 'to be applied to persons 
having no military experience 
(also those who have) and hav- 
ing a mentality ,if any, of four 
years.' I quote from my forth- 
coming book, 'AIR FARCE.' 

"But it isn't such a had life, 
even if we do get up at 5 A.M. 
and you don't get any cuts and 
the Dean is a guy with bars who 
can put you behind more bars. 
• - r 
"I visited the Folger Shake- 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

Coming Events 

Chapel Services 
Mon. Aug. 2 — The President 
Tues. Aug. S — Professor Burnett 
Wed. Aug 4— Professor Koelln 
Thurs. Aug. 5 — Professor Dag- 
gett—Russell Sweet '44 will 
play a trombone solo. 
Other Events 
Sun. July 25— Walker Art Build- 
ing: 'ine Print Room. Open- 
ing of an exhibition of water 
colors and oils by Gertrude 
Tiemer. It will continue 
through August. 
lours. July 29—630 p.m. Pick- 
ard Field. Baseball. Twilight 
Team with Army learn Z. 

Thurs. July '46—8.15 p.m. High 
School Auditorium. Professor 
Robert Peter Tristram Coifin 
will read from his poems tor 
the benfit of St. John's School. 
Admission, fifty cents. 

Wed. Aug. 3— Baseball at Bates. 

Wed. Aug. S— 7.45 p.m. Station 
WGAN. Bowdoin on the Air. 
A song program: Lloyd Knight 
'45 and Robert Schnabel 44, 
accompanied by Richard Chit- 
tim '41. 

Fri. Aug. 6 — Examination* of 
the first term of the summer 
trimester. They will continue 
through Saturday. 

Mon. Aug. 9 — First classes of 
the second term. 

Contingent Of 175-200 WiU 
Use Hyde Hall, D.U. House 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills announced in Chapel 
Monday noon that a unit of some 175-200 Army men will 
arrive soon at Bowdoin to study under the Army Specialized 
Training Program. This unit is expected to come on, or 
shortly after, August 15, and is scheduled to begin classes 
September 13. 


Daggett Reports Fewer 
Dimout Violations 

Professor Athern P. Daggett, 
campus dim-out zunc warden, 
announces that t >r the past 
week, only four out of eleven 
fraternity houses were reported 
for violation of the dimout code. 
This is a marked improvement. 
Two week* ago only one fra- 
ternity, the ATO's had a per- 
fect record. This week, along 
with the ATO's were the Beta's, 
Kappa Sigs, 1'si U's, DU'fe, Sigma 
Nu's, AD's, and Chi Psi's as 
houses without a single dim-out 


THE DELTA UPSILON HOUSE, first fraternity house to be taken 
over by the Army, where part of the new unit of the A.S.T.P. will 
live. Meals for the unit will also be served at the D.U. House. 

Schnabel And Knight 
Will Sing Over Radio 


Last Sunday evening at eight 
o'clock, the Band of the Bowdoin 
Meteorological Unit presented a 
concert on the Mall at the band 


;' A week from this evening, 
Wednesday, August 4, at 7.45 p.m., 
Bowdoin-on-the-Air will present a 
song program by Lloyd R. Knight 

'45 and Robert V. Schnabel '44 j stand just below the railroad 
over Station WGAN in Portland, tracks. A large crowd of civilians 
Knight will sing "Bless This and servicemen attended the con- 
House" and "Forgotten" by Eu- < cert, the first of its kind to be pre- 
gene Cowles, while Schnabel will sented by the Army band. Thomas 

F. McMahon, first selectman of 
the town of Brunswick, was in 
charge of the arrangements for 
the concert. 

sing ".Night and Day" by Cole 
Porter. The two undergraduates 
will be accompanied by Richard L. 
Chittim, who will also present sev- 
eral piano selections. 

The Army band now nuntbers 

the sponsorship of Bowdoin-on-the 
Philip H. Philbin '45 and Thorn- j Air, Russell P. Sweet '44 presented 
as R. Huleatt, Jr. '45, alter spend- a program of trombone selections, 
ing three weeks as apprentice sea- He was accompanied by Richard 
men under the .Naval College I L. Chittim. 
Training Program at Bates Col 

Last Wednesday evening, under j 47 pieces. It is directed by Lieut 

lege, returned to Bowdoin lust 
Friday on mcctive status in older 
to complete the needed require- 
ments lor medical school, Philbin 
being admitted to Yale and Hu- 
leatt to Columbia. They will enter 
medical school sometime in Jan- 
uary of next year. Philbin and 
Huleatt are president and secre- 
tary-treasurer, respectively, of the 
class of '45. 


The following books are the 
most recent additions to the seven 
day shelf in the library: "Gideon 
Planish" by S. Lewis, "A Corpse 
by Any Other Name" by R. A. J. 
Walling, "Mr. Fortune Finds a 
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President Sills Tells Of The Work 
Of New England War Labor Board 

By Jim Higgins f tne state panel ands arrive at a 

In addition to his many duties I decision. Further disagreement is 

As its first play of the summer 
season the Masque and Gown 
presents, arena style, "Tons ol 
Money" by Evans and Valen- 

Fri. July SO— 7.00 p.m. Long- 
fellow School. This' perform- 
ance is for the service men on 
campus. No admission charge. 
.No one admitted except men in 

Sat. July 31—8.15 p.m. Long- 
fellow School. This perform- 
ance is for the general public. 
Students admitted on presenta- 
tation of blanket tax. General 
admission: fifty cents, tax in- 

Mon. Aug. S — 7.30 p.m. Naval 
Air Station. No admission 
charge. No one admitted ex- 
cept men in uniform. 

The Brunswick Choral Society 
meets each Sunday evening at 
7.00 o'clock in Memorial Hall. 

On Friday evenings at seven 
thirty the iaculty women meet 
in the Moulton Union to sew 
for the army unit stationed at 
the college. 

On Sunday afternoons from four 
to six the President and Mrs. 
Sills will be at home to mem- 
bers of the college and to the 
meteorological unit. On pleas- 
ant days tea will be served in 
the garden. 

here at ihc College, a snjall lrac- 
tion of which would be a full job 
for most men, President Kenneth 
C. M. Sills also finds tin\o to serve 
as a representative on the New 
England War Labor Board. Hear- 
ing about this, we went over to 
see the Pres ; dent in his office in 
Massachusetts Hall Monday alter- 
noon to ask him a lew questions 
about Che work which is handled 
by him and his fellow members of 
the Board.' It proved to be a most 
interesting interview, and pro- 
vided us witii material lor an in- 
structive article. 

The regional War Labor Loards, 
the President told us, are com- 
posed ol eight members represent- 
ing labor, eight members repre- 
senting industry, and eight mem- 
bers representing the public, Presi- 
dent Sills being one of the last 
group mentioned. The isew Eng- 
land Board meets in Boston* and 
President Sills allots four days of 
each monta lor helping with the 
work of the Board, although we 
understand that more than once 
he has contributed considerably 
more time than this when his ser- 
vices have been needed. The Board 
is concerned with two types of 
cases: laoor disputes and the 
maintenance of wage stabilization. 

When a controversial matter 
arises and cannot be vet tied by 
the field investigator, it is report- 
ed to the Department of Labor ir. 
Washington. The case is then cer- 
tified to the regional Boayd from 
the Department of Laboi. Prelim- 
inary investigation is conducted by 
individual state panels, consisting 

handled by the .National War La- 
bor Board, meeting in Washington. 
In connection with the state 
panels, President Sills informed us 
that Professor Warren B. Catlin 
of the Bowdoin economics depart- 
ment has been named to lepresent 
the public on the Maine State 

The President went on to say 
how varied and interesting was 
the work of the Board. As is in- 
dicated by its title, the Board is I 
concerned primarily with the effi- 
cient prosecution of the war, and 
in regard to its responsiDility for 
wage stabilization, its job is to 
hold the line on the Little Steel 
formula and thereby stave off in- 
flation. It is concerned with the 
determination of an increase in 
wage levels when they are asked 
for, and with the adjustment of 
wages where gross inequalities are 
found to exist. 

A much publicized labor case, 
which was handled by the New 
England Board, was the recent 
fishermen's strike in Boston, in 
which these men were finally pre- 
vailed upon to return to work. 
President Sills remarked that a 
large number of disputed comipg 
before the Board were disagree- 
ments over relatively small mat- 
ters. The Board members,' he :aid, 
are highly trained and intelligent 
men, and handle the cases with 
efficient consideration and care. 
President S lis said that about 90 
perecnt of the cases coming be- 
fore the Board have been settled 
by unanimous decision. He con- 
cluded by telling us something 

Karl Larson of the Naval Radar 
School. Pvt.. Harold Tint is the 
student director. Featured solo- 
ists at the concert were Thomas 
Meakin, accordion; John Batorski 
and John Dexter, trumpets; Jo- 
seph Birman, bells; and Wallace 
Campbell, who plays a rare type 
of imported tuba called the tuba- 
hoxiana. ' 

The program was as follows: ■ 

Our Director F. E. Bigelow 

College Medley 

a. Harvardiana 

b. Maine Stein Song 

c. Bowdoin Beata 

Rio Rita Harry Tierny 

arranged by Lester Brocton 

Invercargill Alix F. Lithgow 

Skater's Waltz E. Waldteufel 

arranged by L. P. Laurendeau 
Service Medley 

a. Caisson Song (Field Ar- 


b. Beer Barrel Polka 

c. Anchors Away 

d. Army Air Corps Song 
Shortnin' Bread J. Wolfe 

arranged by Paul Yodcr 
Washington Post March 

John P. Sousa 
Nathional Anthem 

The concert ended just before 
9.20 p.m., so that there would be 
no violation of the dimout regul- 

The local civilian defense unit 
prepared for the dangers of air 
warfare by staging two very real- 
istic and quite complicated air 
raids. The first one, announced 
beforehand, occurred on Monday 
morning, July 19. At that time 
the first signal— the yellow one — 
was received in Massachusetts 
Hall. Classes were promptly dis- 
missed. This air raid had many 
novel features. For one thing an 
"incident" was staged. An air- 
plane presumably fell on the cam- 
pus near The College Church. This 
necessitated the closing off all 
adjacent streets and forcing cars 
to detour through Federal Street. 
Parachute landings were also re- 
ported. The meteorological Unit 
was organized before the raid to 
meet these emergencies. Some 
troops were dispatched to check 
the rumored landings. Other 
troops were assigned by their 
commanding officer. First Lieu- 
tenant William Barrington, to 
guard duty at such key positions 
as bridges, the railroad station, 
and administrative and defense 
centers. The enemy air-borne 
troops in the "incident" landed at 
the town pumping station at Jor- 
dan Avenue and at Cook's Corner 
near the Harding's Plant. 

There was a rumor that a high 
explosive bomb containing gas 
struck the campus near the 
Searles Science Building. Profes- 
sor Kamerling, the town gas offi- 
cer announced however, that he 
was unable to detect any presence 
jjf gas. 

Mai Morrell announced That the 
practice was successful. It was 
certainly well planned. There was 
no noticeable hitch. The local 

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The new unit will be taking the 
basic Army engineering training 
course, it is expected, will last for 
nine months. These men will study 
mathematics and physics of about 
the standard of our freshman 
courses in those subjects; also 
geography, history, English, prob- 
ably some chemistry, and, of 
course, the inevitable physical 
training. All men coming to Bow. 
doin in this group will have com- 
pleted the regular thirteen weeks 
of Army Basic Training. They will 
have qualified for the advanced 
training either through the A-12 
examinations, or through other 
tests given in the Army. 

Hyde Hall and the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity House will be turned 
over to the Army for the housing 
and feeding of these men. If they 
number approximately 200, about 
160 will be situated in Hyde Hall, 
and the remaining 40 in the D.U. 
House. Those officers of thelvjaval 
Radar School who are now living 
in Hyde Hall and will still be here 
when the Army unit arrives, will 
move to Moore Hall, fraternity 
houses which have vacancies, or 
other places about town. Civilian 
students now living in the D.U. 
House will probably move into the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon House. 

The executive officers sent here 
to activate the unit will probably 
arrive on campus about a week be- 
fore the enlisted men put in an 
appearance, and it is expected that 
the offices of the unit will also be 
located in the D.U. House. The 
new unit will increase the total 
number of men studying at Bow- 
doin, whether Navy, Army, or 
civilian, to somewhere between 825 
and 850, some 200 more than the 
normal enrollment of the College 
during peacetime. Naturally, there 
will have to be some additions to 
the teaching staff of the College, 
but as yet definite instructors for 
the various courses have not been 

Netherlands Students Rise Against 
Nazi Tyranny And Regimentation 

of one representative each of la- which seemed very reasonable 
bor, industry, and the public. If when mentioned, but rarely real- 
no settlement can be reached, the j ized, that Bowdoin College is con- 
case is th-.»n turned over to the ' sidered a critical war industry, be- 

Nazis Complete Guide 
To The Uriited States 

regional Board, whose jcb it is to 
consider the evidence present ed by 

cause, naturally, of the Army and 
Navy units being trained here. 

Soon after the United States en- 
tered the war, Herr Doktor Goeb- 
Dels, the .Nazi propaganda chief, 
got his newspapers and magazines 
started on a vigorous and vicious 
campaign to vilify the United 
States to the German people. No 
doubt he was aware that in the 
minds of all but the most ardent 
Nazis there still lingered some- 
thing of the traditional European 
admiration and reverance for that 
far continent across the 1 ocean 
which has permitted "Life, Liberty 
and Pursuit of Happiness" to so 
many of its immigrants. 

Therefore, at all costs, the 
United States and its people must 
be presented as "decadent, cor- 
rupt, and interested only jn mon- 
ey-making schemes." The German 
people must be "informed" of the 
"true facts" of the situation. And 
so the presses started rolling in a 
campaign intended to arouse 
hatred, contempt and disgust in 
connection with everything Ameri- 

Yankee Gangsters 

The campaign has been carried 
out in the typical, methodical Ger- 
man fashion. Week after week. 
[ Confined on Page 3 ] 

The long-standing struggle be- 
tween the rebellious students of 
the Netherlands and the Nazis 
during recent weeks has flared in- 
to a conflict of major scope and 
significance, with the students de- 
fying the enemy's efforts to make 
them pledge obedience to Hitler 
and consent to the sweeping Nazi 
labor conscription. 

The battle between Holland's 
18,000-odd students and the Hit- 
lerites — one of the most important 
aspects of the German efforts to 
dominate Dutch education — has 
shown clearly that the vast ma- 
jority of the students are one with 
the rest of the people in their op- 
position to the Nazi rulership. 

The conflict entered its most 
acute stage last February, when 
the Germans announced that stu- 
dents who refused to sign a "dec- 
laration of obedience" to the oc- 
cupation authorities would not be 
permitted to attend any univer- 
sity after April 10. Ninety per 
cent of Holland's students flatly 
refused to sign this declaration 
which read: "The undersigned, 


at hereby solemnly 

declares that he will obey, in honor 
I and conscience, the laws, ordi- 
I nances and other measures in 
j force in the occupied Netherlands 
J territory and that he will refrain 
1 from every act directed against 
j the German Reich, the German 
Army or th? Netherlands authori- 
ties. Also that he will abstain 
from such behavior and activities 
as would in the present circum- 
stances endanger the public order 
at his university." 

Realizing that this refusal made 
them forthwith eligible to forced 
labor in the Reich thousands of 
students, who could do so, went 
into hiding, along with countless 
other Dutchmen who were seeking 
to evade the tyrannical labor con- 
scription edicts. But not all suc- 
ceeded. At least 4,000 students 
were caught and promptly deport- 
ed to Germany where, according 

to a report in the Nazi press, they 
are emplqyed in "important war 

Permanent University Closure 

Confronted with . such a situa- 
tion, the German authorities are 
now considering the (permanent 
closure of virtually all the uni- 
versities in Holland. Already the 
Catholic, Calvinist and other de- 
nominational universities have 
been permanently shut down. In 
addition, it was learned in London 
on June 1 that the university pro- 
fessors in the occupied country 
had gone on strike rather than 
teach the only remaining students 
— those who gave in to the Nazi 
demand to sign the "declaration of 
obedience." The Germans, an- 
gered by thft further grave de- 
velopment in the already restive 
country, backed up their decisions 
by forbidding any students who 
refused to sign to attend the uni- 
versities still functioning. 

The virtual revolt among the 
students came as a surprise to 
Reich's Commissioner Dr. Arthur 
Seyss-Inquart. Commenting in a 
speech on May 19 on the serious 
sabotage, strikes and other dis- 
orders whi<:h had occurred in Hol- 
land in the early part of that 
month, the Austrian traitor de- 
clared: "The resistance of the 
students is the most remarkable 
event I have experienced during 
my three years in Holland." He 
denounced the students for hav- 
ing "made a matter of conscience" 
out of the German demand for 
their signature to the pledge. 
Deaf Ears 

Appeals by Dutch Nazi Secre- 

] tary-General of Education, Pro- 

i fessor J. van Dam, and other off 1- 

i cials proved of no avail, even 

I though van Dam "explained" that 

the students were not bound to 

j the "obedience declaration" for 

life, but only for the duration of 

the war. He stressed that the de- 

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The Bowdoin Orient 


Eatairtlahed 1871 

Editor-in-Chief James R. Higgtos '44 

Associate Editor Philip H. Hoffman '45 

IJfwfttm W. Cooper "47, Csartas) i*/. 
CarOn '47, Jo hn H. F arrcll '44, Da a a A. little 

Jr. '44. Paul W. Moraa '47, John G. Pteksea '47, 
Philip, C. ■■>■>■ '47, Wolfgang H. WMonberg 
'47, Prod W. Ihiilftt '47. 

Cad aitc s w ; Aasodata P radaaaw Athera P. Daggett 
Aaslataat Professor Philip .M. Brown 

KUUtMd Waonaa&ayi during th* Cbftaa*- Year by S BBBn 
3( Bowdoin Collec*. Addreas ncwa eommaoicmtiom to the Bator 
•ad Mifaorription coinmanieatloii* to too Raafaaa* ■aaagvr of 
th* Bowdoin Pubiiihing Gtnapasnr at taa Artont Ode*. »ub- 
«rripttona. 12.00 per yrar In advaaor; walb ilwinu. aXSA. 
Catered a* aaeond elaa* matter at the poet office at Brunswick, 

410 Maomom Ave 

N«w YOML N. V. 

Vol. LXXIII Wednesday, July 28, 194S No. 8 


Congratulations arc in order this week 
to the Kappa Chapter of the Psi Upsilon 
Fraternity. Monday evening at the 
Cumberland Club in Portland, Psi Up- 
silon held an anniversary banquet and 
meeting in commemoration of its first 
100 years of existence at Bowdoin 
College. This fraternity, the second 
established at Bowdoin, has brought 
forth many men whose fame and respect 
in all walks of life have helped to form 
a strong and solid brotherhood. As un- 
dergraduates, the members of Psi Up- 
silon have always made an appreciable 
contribution to the many activities of the 

Fraternity men and organizations, al- 
ways an essential part of the College, 
have, nevertheless, considered them- 
selves, first and foremost, Bowdoin men, 
and Psi Upsilon has been no exception 
in this. Her members, whether graduate 
or undergraduate, have in no small 
measure added to Bowdoms prestige and 
widespread reputation, and Psi Upsilbri * 
can well be ^considered an important in- 
fluence in promoting the welfare of the 
College. President Srlls made a very ap- 
propriate remark in the Monday Chapel 
service, when he said that an institution 
created bjMfnen which can survive and 
grow over a period of 100 years is, in- 
deed, a worthy .organization. To Psi 
Upsilon go our hearty congratulations 
for their first 100 years of existence, 
and also our best wishes for the next 


In these columns and throughout the 
other pages of the Orient there have 
more than once appeared strong defenses 
of the type of education fostered by the 
liberal arts colleges of this country. Bow- 


doin has realistically confronted and 
made the changes of curriculum neces- 
sary in time of war, but the College has 
just as realistically faced the fact that 
it is a liberal arts institution in the truest 
sense of the term, and has defended vig- 
orously the values of the educational 
system presented here. Many there are 
who believe that liberal arts have no 
place in a country at war. Many even 
consider that the day of the liberal arts 
college has passed completely, that tech- 
nical and specialized training is the only 
thing that counts, either at present or in 
the future. Still others, although willing 
to admit the value of liberal arts, do not 
have the courage to fight for what they „ 
know is right. They conclude that this 
mode of education cannot stand up 
aaginst its attackers, and that it is best 
to climb on the bandwagon before it is 
too late. 

To those who believe that this is true, 
Bowdoin may well be pointed out as a 
perfect example of the fallacy of their 
thinking. Although this nation has been 
at war for more than a year and a half, 
the College continues to successfully 
maintain most of its liberal arts courses, 
as well as a remarkable number of out- 

side activities. Such extra-curricular or- 
. ganizations are concrete proof of the 
desire of the students to absorb the 
broadening and maturing benefits which 
these activities promote. It is, indeed, a 
hopeful sign to see that the Witan holds 
regular meetings; that the Masque and 
Gown continues to present dramatic pro- 
ductions; that "Bowdoin on the Air" has 
a definite schedule of programs; that the 
Student Council continues to function; 
that fraternities have retained their 
charters; and that even the Orient 
somehow manages to be published. 

While recognizing the dangers that 
beset the liberal arts colleges, it is most 
* reassuring to note that several of the top 
men in the military service of our coun- 
try realize the value of educational in- 
stitutions such as Bowdoin. Some time 
ago, General MacArthur advocated the 
widening of subjects taught at West 
Point, knowing full wen that his best 
officers were those trained to handle 
themselves efficiently in any and all emer- 
gencies, not men who had been schooled 
along narrow lines and would be unable 
to cope with circumstances which their 
limited training would render confusing. 
Bowdoin was established on a firm and 
true foundation many years ago, and the 
principles which nurtured her growth 
over 150 years are just as sound and 
fundamental today as ever before. 


It is transcendent thinking and the 
translating of these thoughts into deeds 
worthy of the name of human progress 
which differentiates men from beasts. 

Always have we frowned on moral 
turpitude, yet intellectual and mental 
dissipation are no less culpable. The 
Tartuffes, and the mentally lackadaisi- 
cal, have had more than their share in 
. nurturing the evils of our day. 

With the riches of the ages within 
your grasp, with the wide field of spe- 
! cialized branches of knowledge to be had 
at your will, with the maturity of mind 
to be gained in your contacts with your 
professors and advisers, you should 
beware of machine-made processes of 

Do not be afraid to strike out and ex- 
plore the fertile realm of your own 
minds and let them lead you in your 
conclusions to what they will, so long as 
you are true and honest to yourself. 

This present world struggle is a bat- 
tle of light against darkness, of justice 
and right dealing against selfishness and 
greed. Indehiscence and mawkish 
maunder will not equip us for our battle 
through life. Stern days are still ahead. 
Yet within these very portals is the 
cenote of learning. It is here where 
your strength could be reinforced. — 
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, in an address 
at Welfesley College. 


More than once we have been some- 
what amazed, or at least quite interested ' 
in, the competitive spirit exhibited by 
Bowdoin athletic teams. Although our 
personal experience is limited to a rela- 
tively short period of time, we have 
been impressed by the fact that Bow- 
doin football and baseball teams, as well 
as other sports representatives of the 
College, compile a rather consistently 
good athletic record, and often against 
opponents who are favored to beat us. 
Furthermore, we've noticed that when 
the going is tough Bowdoin men usually 
come through with the needed touch- 
downs, runs, or extra points. 

Undoubtedly, much credit must go to 
the Bowdoin coaches. Bowdoin never has 
many students whq can be considered 
natural or great athletes in the true sense 
of the word, and yet her teams are 
among the best for a college of this 
size. Part of this, also, may well be at- 
tributed to the competitive spirit found 
here. It's the true Bowdoin spirit, clean, 
hard, and sportsmanlike. It contains a 
respect for the prowess of one's oppon- 
ents. It means getting the runs or first 
downs when they are most needed. It 
means making the breaks. It's a type of 
spirit which we hope Bowdoin men will 
never lose. 

Mustard and 

By Don Koughan ~m 

APPARENTLY nobody around 
gives a damn about anything any 
more. It would be silly to blame 
this attitude entirely on the war, 
although no one can deny that it 
is a contributing factor. Now I 
would be the last person on this 
campus to bewail lack of interest 
ia the academic, so I should hesi- 
tate to speak for the rest of the 
student body on that score. But 
if a decided effort is being made 
to maintain scholastic standards, 
why should not the same effort be 
made to maintain standards in ex- 
tra-curricular activities? 

TAKE the Masque and Gown, 
far hMteare. At the las* two 
meetings off the executive com- 
mittee, not evea a (fuorum was 
peeseat. At the orgaaizatfctaal 
meeting at the first of the aun- 
naer scarcely a ■ f reshmao was 
present to slurw even a passing 
interest ia dramatk**. It has 
been a constant struggle for the 
loag-Miffering Director of Dra- 
matics to get a show oa the 
boards. Surely it can not be 
that the Class off '47 is lacking 
in talent. I have the usually - 
rettabUe information that several 
members of the Freshman class 
are experienced in both acting 
and production. But where are 

IF you don't like dramatics, 
how about radio? Bowdoin-on-the- 
Air is badly in need of help in all 
departments. I'm not trying to 
kid anyone that the student these 
days isn't getting cheated out of a 
lot of college life, but why not 
make the most of the opportuni- 
ties that -lo remain ? Time is no 
excuse; the majority of the stu- 
dents on campus are carrying only 
two courses, and that leaves plen- 
ty of time for extra-curricular ac- 
tivities. It seems that there is 
sufficient tune for the boys from 
the hill to spend plenty of time 
and money at the Hole-in-t he- 
Wall, and the box-office at the 
Cumberland isn't doing any kick- 
ing these days, cither. But no- 
body gives a damn about college 


THEKE were seven students 
at the Witan meeting last week. 
Here was an excellent oppor- 

tunity to meet an outstanding 
poet, and seven students showed 
up. Every man carrying an 
English course should have 
been pr ese nt, at' least oat of 
courtesy. As late as last spring 
twenty to thirty students would 
be present at such a meeting. If 
the students an this campus 
were all studying as hard as 
they would have believed, they 
would all be Phi Betes. Aad 
what ever became off the clubs 
associated with the other major 


In pre-war days, the Glee Club 
had close so one hundred members. 
At that ra'e, almost one student 
in every six in college was a mem- 
ber. No such representation can 
be boasted of now, although the 
same facilities arc still available. 
How many students ever attend 
meetings of the Brunswick Choral* 
Society ? And what ever became of 
the Meddybcmpsters ? It was cefN 
tainly not the war that caused 
this casualty. How about the ibis? 
Remember that? Does the Ibis 
ever have meetings now? For that 
matter, are there any members in 
the existing classes at Bowdoin 
today? It «culd have taken very 
little time tor the last members 
to elect new members for the com- 
ing academic year; this alone 
would have served to continue the 
organization. Again, it was lack 
of interest that destroyed it. 

THE College administration 
must share the blame with the 
students. If the College is to 
exist for the duration of the 
war as nothing more than an 
educational mill, it can ofier 
nothing as an inducement to 
new students. At the present 
time, what can Bowdoin offer 
that the metropolitan universi- 
ties can not offer? The fra- 
ternity system ia practically 
dead; tuition is lower at other 
schools with bettor physical 
plants aad larger staffs. Social 
activities are non-existent, while 
student organizations are dying 
rapidly. Aad the administration 
seems to show little concern at 
the prospect. , 


AS always, there are exceptions. 
The ORIENT staff is deeply in- 
debted to the work of Professor 
Daggett and Professor Brown 
Other professors are mucn too 
busy with duties of military or de- 
fense necessity. But not everyone 
is doing his part. If both the stu- 
dents and faculty were to do their 
fair share, Bowdoin need not suf- 
fer the loss of its campus activi- 
ties. Verbum sapientiae satis est. 

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claration was not looked upon as 
the student's voluntary registra- 
tion for the Labor Service, as 
Seyss-Inquart had made that Ser- 
vice obligatory for every youth, 
anyway. But the students did not 
heed his "reassurance" since they 
knew that signing the declaration 
was only another Nazi move de- 
signed to quell any effort at resis- 
tance during their study period. 

Although the fight between the 
Nazis aad the students has been 
going on intermittently since the 
early days ot the occupation, the 
present difficulties — featured by 
repeated student strikes — hark 
back to December 9 of last year. 
On that day van Dam, and his aide 
Ten Noort — who heads the section 
for higher education — called uni- 
versity and college officials to-' 
gether and, announcing that the 
Germans required 8,000 Dutch 
students Cor labor in the Reich, 
demanded the cooperation of all 
school heads. 

With the exception of H. M. de 
Burlet, President of Groningen 
University who had only recently 
been appointed by the Nazis, the 
educators refused to collaborate in 
any way and declared they would 
have nothing to do with the selec- 
tion of students as victims of the 
labor draft. The Governors of the 
Calvinist University in Amsterdam 
met and decided to suspend class- 
es "because of a shortage of ccaL" 
while at Delft University students 
organized a strike, walking out in 
a body. Van Dam sent an urgent 
call to Utrecht University on De- 
cember 12, demanding that a com- 
plete list of registered students be 
submitted immediately for the use 
of Labor officials. That same eve- 
ning a fire broke out in the Uni- 
versity's record room, destroying 
all registers from which the list 
could be compiled. 

Strike .Movement Reaches Peak 

The strike movement among 
Holland's students reached a peak 
immediately after the * appoint- 
ment of Anton Mussert, head of 
the Dutch Nazi Party, as "Leader 
of the Netherlands People," on De- 
cember 13, 1942. It attained such 
proportions that only a few days 
later the .\ T az : authorities ordered 
van Dam to announce that the 
labor draft plans had been can- 
celled. This proved, however, to 
have been a mere "strategic" lie. 
On February 8, when most of the 
students had returned to classes in 
ihe belief that the crisis had 
ended, a general round-up of stu- 
dents for the draft was started, 
large numbers being shipped off to 
Germany and others imprisoned. 
As a result college and university 
life came once again to a complete 
standstill, with students "diving 
under" (hiding) or accepting any 
sort of work in the towns or on 
farms. Now the heads of univer- 
sities and colleges issued a warn- 
ing to the German authorities that 
higher education would be "indefi- 
nitely suspended until all impris- 
oned students had been released." 
After weeks of silence, Seyss-In- 
quart answered; he agreed to re- 
lease some of the students from 
prisons, but reasserted his inten- 
tion of continuing the labor draft. 
He refused to release students 
from Delft Technical University 
because, he said, "they must, for 
reasons of political nature, be kept 


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under arrest for the time being." 

■Dutch Government Spurs Resis- 

Both the Netherlands Govern- 
ment broadcasting station in Lon- 
don, Radio Orange, and the Dutch 
underground press, including the 
secret students weekly, De Geus, 
fanned the resistance. The radio 
station warned the students that 
if they signed the declaration they 
would deliver themselves "bound, 
hand and foot, to the enemy;" an 
enemy using this declaration as a 
means to get the names and ad- 
dresses of Dutch students for la- 
bor conscription. De Geus de- 
nounced the Nazi foves, warn- 
ing its readers that German prom- 
ises "have, at best, only a tem- 
porary value," and urging the stu- 
dents to be "ready to obstruct as 
soon as we give the signal. Do not 
then try to keep responsibilities 
upon the shoulders of your pro- 
fessors by asking them for their 
advice. Do not then keep your- 
self aloof because you believe the 
time for open protest has not 
come yet." 
Defiance at Leyden 

From the start of the Tnvasion 
the firm anti-Nazi stand of the 
students has been consistently 
supported by the overwhelming 

majority of their professors. The 
j first real trouble started at Ley- 
iden University in November, 1940, 
i when the German masters openly 
scrapped their promise not to in- 
terfere with Holland's institutions 
and introduced their first anti- 
semitic laws, among them a decree 
ordering the instant dismissal of 
; all Jewish professors from Hol- 
I land's five* foremost universities. 
Hardly had they done so, before 
Professor R. P. Cleveringa of Ley- 
den University, rose before the 
student body and. in an historic 
address decried the dismissal of 
his Jewish colleagues, including 
Professor E. M. Meyers, interna- 
tionally famous jurist. The next 
morning Professor Cleveringa was 
imprisoned and the University, 
Holland's oldest, mast venerated 
institute of learning, was closed. 

Since then and in spite of the 
appointment of a growing number 
of Nazi professors, the defiance ei 
both students and professors be- 
came more and more . pronounced. 
Today they are a powerful factor 
in thwarting Hitler's efforts to 
mould Holland's higher education 
on the Nazi pattern, and to secure 
the cooperation of some of the 
country's test brains for Hirer's 
"New Order." 



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From 11.00 to 12.00 on Sunday 
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Big White Nine Rays 3-3 
With Bates V-12 Team 

By F*roc Jones 

In a twilight engagement with the Naval V-12 unit of 
Bates College, the currently depleted Bowdoin baseball nine 
came through last evening with a flurry in the last half of 
the sixth to tie up the ball game at three all. The game,was 
called at the end of the seventh inning because of darkness. 

On the whole, the game was 
played in a heads-up manner. 
However, both teams showed an 
understandable lack of experienc- 
ed players, with Bates possibly 
having a, slight edge over the 
Polar Bears. * 

Of the 13 men who comprised 
the visiting Bates squad, six were 
ex -Bowdoin players: Bob Crozier 
'45, Harold Nectow '46, Joe Flan- 
agan '46, Newt Pendleton '46, Bill 
Talcott '45, and Moe Densmore* 
'46. Of this group, Pendleton and 
Talcott in the outfield, Flanagan 
at third, and Dens more as pitcher 
saw service in the game. 

The Big White took an early 
lead in the first inning when Dick 
Johnstone scored on Waller Fln- 
negan's single. The Navy boys 
evened the score in the fifth on a 
single by White, Bates catcher, as- 
sisted by two Bowdoin errors. 

The high point of the game was 
focused on the sixth inning. Bates 
got three hits off Lloyd Knight 
and turned them into two runs, 
taking the lead with the score 
standing at three to one. In the 
last half of the sixth with two 
outs, Bowdoin had three men on 
base on two walks and an infield 
hit. Bill Clark '47, replacing De- 
vine, cracked out a single to left 
field on the first ball pitched, 
bringing in two runs and putting 
the Polar Bears back in the ball 
game. Densmore struck out 
Charlie Kehlenbach to end the big 
inning, two Bowdoin men being 
left on first and second. 

Next Tuesday evening, Bowdoin 
will again meet Bates, this time 
at Lewiston. 

The score: 









5 21 8 


ab V h o 

Johnstone, cf 2 2 

Cervone, 2d 2 2 

Diefenbach, 2d ... 2 2 

Duden, lsh 3 1 6 

Pendleton, If 3 1 

Joyce, ss 3 

Flanagan, 3d 3 

Strup, rf 2 

Talcott, rf 1 

White, c 3 1 

Densmore, p 2 

Totals 26 3 


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Mclntyre, cf 3 11 

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Means, rf 2 

Finnegan. ss 3 2 5 

Devine. If 2 

Clark. If 1 1 

Kehlenbach, 1st . . 3 11 1 

Page, c 3 5 1 

Knight, p 3 11 

Totals 24 3 3 21 17 

Bowdoin 100 02 — 3 

Bates 00001 2—3 

Erros — Donahue, Finnagan 2, 
Kehlenbach 2, Joyce. Base on 
balls — off Knight 2, off Densmore 
4. Struck out — by Knight 4, by 
Densmore 3. Balk— Knight. Stol- 
en bases — Densmore, Means. Left 
on bases — Bates 5, Bowdoin 4. 
Umpires — Brewer and Garnakos. 
Time— 1:30. 





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Polar Bear Pastimers 
Have Record Of Three 
Wins, Three Defeats 

The makeshift baseball league 
formed early this month has 
proved to be a definite success. 
Composed of a Bowdoin team and 
several service teams, the league 
was organized to provide competi- 
tion for the numerous ball players 
in the vicinity of the College. 
Twilight games several times a 
week are played at Pickard Field. 
Home and home games with 
Bates have been scheduled, while 
games with Colby are in prospect. 
The Bates team is largely com- 
posed of Bowdoin men now 'at 
Bates under the V-12 program. 

Thus far the Bowdoin nine has 
been holding its own. In the first 
encounter against the Bailey's 
Island team, the college boys eked 
out a 4-3 win. They lost the* 
next game, 6-3, to the Naval Air 
Station. Coming back in the next 
two games, the Big White rode 
over the Army Group III, 9-6, and 
the Naval Radar School, 4-1. A 
short game was lost to the Army 
Group II, 6-4, and Monday eve 
ning the Polar Bears dropped an- 
other decision to Army Team Y, 
5-1, making a record of three wins 
and three defeats. 

Playing on the Bowdoin team 
are Bill Maclntyre '45, Jack De- 
vine '44, Dick Means '44, Bill 
Clark '47, Joe Carey '44, and Doug 
Fen wood '44 in the outfield; Mort 
Page '46, catcher; Charlie Kehlen- 
bach '45, first base; Dick John- 
stone '44, second base; Walt Don- 
ahue '44, third base; Waller Fin- 
negan '45, shortstop; Lloyd 
Knight '45 and Chan Sehmalz '45 
pitchers. Tom Huleatt, back from 
a three weeks' stay at Bates, will 
take over the shortstop position, 
with Finnagan moving into the 

Nazi Guide 

(. Continued from Page i } 
month after month, German peri- 
odicals carry articles, fiction sto 
ries, drawings and photographs 
which depict the United States as 
a land of gangsters, gold-digging 
blondes, crooked politicians — and 
their half-witted, starving victims 
(the large mass of the people). 

Take any collection of German 
weekly magazines, and what do 
we find? "Die Woehe" is running 
a novel entitled "New York, Sum 
mer of '39"; it's all about crooked 
politics, murderers and graft. The 
characters are either the victimiz 
ers or the victims. There is no 
half-way. The "Berliner Illus- 
trierte" carries the novel by Eric 
Linklater, "Juan in America" in 
which the author pokes fun at a 
number of things in the United 
States. The book was written 
years ago, but is published in Ger- 
many as if the conditions it de- 
scribes were those of today. "Der 
Steurmer," Julius Streicher's 
sheet, carries a series under the 
title of "The Great Disillusion," 
the experiences (purported) of a 
German in the United States. More 
about graft and corruption! 

The list wculd be endless. In ad- 
dition to the long series, maga- 
zines and newspapers print articles 
and even verse to show what a 
terrible place the U. S. is. In time, 
no doubt, this sort of propaganda 
is bound to have an effect on the 
German nation. But we're willing 
to bet that every time the RAF 
roars over the Reich there's many 
a German who wishes he had 
taken the advice of his "uncle in 
America" and followed him there 
to enjoy some of the blessings of 
that Great Republic. 

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VARIETY .... . 

- - ■ ■ - '■■" ' 

By Alan S. Ferry 

Wonder did everyone catch the picture of Dr. Yang , 
last year * Tallman lecturer, in the latest issue of Life? .... 
Still seems to be some confusion on the part of the under- 
graduate body concerning "what to do in case of an air-raid." 
. . . Reports from Portland indicate that there are army 
fourteen girls attending the first summer session at Westbrook 
Junior. But who ever gets as far as Portland these days, any- 
how? ... 

And out at Oberlin College in 
Ohio, a new experiment is being 
tried — coeducational dormitories; 
males live one floor, females on an- 
other. The plan has been attempt- 
ed in one form or another in al- 
most every American university, 
but this must be the first time, it 
has received the sanction ot the 
powers that be . . . Last week's 
thunder storm was a real electri- 
cal show. Only campus casualty, 
as far as is known, was a tall pine 
in front of the Zete house, which 
was badly split by a bolt and will 
soon be cut down . . . It's too bad 
that more of the undergraduates 
don't know the words and music to 
"We'H Sing to Old Bowdoin." In 
many respects, it is the best of all 
Bowoin songs . . . Thoughts while 
dressing for Cal: 1. Now that II 
Duce has cashed in his chips, who 
will the comedians find to serve as 
the goat of their gags? 2. With 
transportation so lacking, does 
anyone ever manage to get down 
to Simpson's Point for a dip in the 
ocean? 3. Why wouldn't "Phi 
Chi" make a good number for the 
Army band's repertoire? It's an- 
other famous Bowdoin song that 
should be sung and played more 
often. 4. Wonder where Faith 
Rogers, Dorothy Dix, etc. get all 
the tripe they write about in their 
daily lovelorn columns? Are some 
people actually as badly off as all 
that? 5. Wouldn't some of Vic's 
spaghetti — with all the fixings — 
go good for a change? 6. And 
why doesn't Bill Cunningham stick 
to sports writing, instead of trying 
to be another Westbrook Pegler? 
. . . Good reading on the seven- 
day shelf in the Library: Nancy 
Hale's "The Prodigal Woman," a 
must for Bostonians. And Boothe 
Tarkington's latest tale, "Kate 
Fennigate" . . . Peeve for the 
week— "Johnny Zero is a Hero." 

, . Good music seems to thrive at 
home, however, the war notwith- 
standing. Last week, right here in 

Brunswick, there were two A-l at- 
tractions — Professor Tillotson** 
concert, plus the String Quartet**, 
and the Meteorology Band Cera* 
cert on the Mall . . . Idea for a 
project for some member ot the 
College staff — make a coll ecti n g; 
of the letters, or passages there- 
from, received by students 
professors from alumni and 
graduates scattered all over the 
world in the armed forces. Sues 
a manuscript would be very inter- 
esting reading, in addition tabe- 
ing an excellent chronicle of B o w 
doin men in the service . . . A re- 
cet issue of Collier's Magazine 
carries an article by an eminent 
sociologist who prophesies that 
there will be a surplus of 6,Q00,0ito 
eligible, unmarried women after 
the war. Who knows, perhaps the 
famous Leap Year tradition wjU 
become an annual occurrence . . . 
Maybe we're wrong, but the newiy 
launched movement to draft Gen- 
eral MacArthur for President 
seems like an acute case of mis- 
placed sentiment . . . Students of 
the subjects say, that accorshag 
to scientific tests, walking -up- 
stairs burns up more energy than 
most strenuous sports. Guess those 
fellow never had the thrill of jog- 
ging over, around, and under am 
Army obstacle course . . . Glad to 
see that the Maine Central 1 
placed some of those 
No Smoking signs in their coaches 
with, newer, simpler ones that 
don't offend so much . . . Wonder 
how the new zone mailing system 
is working out? Most people have 
trouble enough remembering m 
street address without trying to 
recollect something else . . . New 
York firms are now accept usg or- 
ders for post-war delivery of heli- 
copters, in case you're interested) 
. . . This week marks the anni- 
versary of the first Bowdoin Sum- 
mer Houseparty. Or is there no 
one left who remembers what a 
Houseparty was? 


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First Chapter Tells 
About Founding Of 
Kappa In 1843 

[At the dinner in Portland Dr. 
Charles S. F. Lincoln '91 read the 
first chaptsr of his history of the 
Kappa of Psi Upsilon. It contains 
so much of interest to all Bow- 
doin men that the editors obtain- 
ed his consent to printing the fol- 
lowing condensed version in the 
ORIENT. The editors wish tc ex- 
press to Dr. Lincoln their thanks 
for permission to use his manu- 
script. The responsibility for the 
condensation is theirs.] 

The Bowdoin chapter of Psi Up- 
silon was the second fraternity to 
be organized on the campus. Al- 
pha Delta Phi had been founded 
in the fall of 1841 by a transfer 
from Geneva ((now Hobart) Col- 
lege, but its members had not 
"swung out" (appeared in public 
wearing their badges) until the 
spring term of 1842. That sum- 
mer sixteen students, eight each 
from the classes of '42 and '43, or- 
ganized witt the express purpose 
of affiliating with some othe-- col- 
lege fraternity. Psi Upsilon was 
selected as it already had chap- 
ters at Yale, Brown, Amherst and 
Dartmouth. The first petition for 
a charter, made through the Gam- 
ma Chapter at Amherst, was re- 
fused on the suspicion of the Union 
Chapter that the petitioners were 
already members of Delta Phi 
seeking to obtain a copy of the 
Psi U constitution. Piqued and 
disappointed by this rebuff the 
Bowdoin group decided to organize 
a local society, which they di1 un- 
der the name of Omega Phi. A 
year later a second petition pre- 
sented through the Dartmouth 
chapter was successful and in July 
a delegate from the sponsoring 
chapter came to Brunswick. In 
rooms three and four in old Col- 
lege House, which was in the 
northwest curner of the Campus 
opposite the church, he initiated 
and installed the Chapter. 

At first there was definite op- 
position .to the secret societies by 
the faculty, and threats of expul- 
sion of any student joining them 
were made but never enforced. 
The members were initiated se- 
cretly for a while, and then on 
some appointed day they "swunn 
out", appeared in chapel wearing 
their pins either in the center of 
the large neckties of the period, or 
well forward on the still mor.> 
elaborate waistcoats, to the sur- 
prise and sometimes the con- 
sternation of rival societies. Can- 
didates were discussed, proposed, 
and elected before any approach 
was made to them, and declina- 
tions were passed over, at least 
openly, in dignified silence. Initia- 
tions were held as soon as the can- 
didates were pledged, and there 
was no attempt to complete a del- 


Upsilon senior and college proc- 
tor at the Psi Upsilon House. 

egation at crce, a plan .vhicn was 
followed (or more than twenty 

From the first the cultural side 
of the Chapter was emphasized, 
and literary exercises were the 
regular order at the meetings, 
which were held every two weeks, 
and parts were assigned to two or 
three members at each meeting, to 
be delivered at the next; and an 
orator ani poet were selected for 
th closing meeting of the year. Oc- 
casionally "conversations" (de- 
bates) were held on subjects of 
general interest, and in 1854 it was 
voted to make- the conversations a 
part of the regular exercises. The 
variety of subjects discussed was 
as wide as the interests of the stu- 
dent of the time: The Character 
of Queen Elizabeth; The Crusades; 
The Probability of the United 
States Becoming Involved in the 
Present (1854) European War; Is 
the Formation of a National 
American Party Possible? In 
1855 it was voted to assign fewer 
parts and to improve their charac- 
ter. The habit of reading an old 
theme for something new had de- 
veloped this early. Natural un- 
dergraduate inertia and the ten- 
dency to dodge assigned duties ap- 
pear early in the records. Fre- 
quently the reader when called on 
"took a dead" (unprepared), and 
in 1849 a fine of ten cents for ab- 
sences was imposed. 

From the beginning the social 
life of the Chapter was not neg- 
lected. The records occasionally 
state that "the literary exercises 
were deferred and a convivial 
meeting was held," either in the 
rooms of the society or in the 
room of some member. The treat 
or feast, as it was called, the kind 
of refreshment, liquid or solid not 
specified, cost those attending 25 
or 50 cents each, and itinerant 
alumni brotlers were always wel- 
come. Just before Commence- 
ment there was a farewell supper 


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Th» other day Uncle Jack Jenkins 
waa tolling me about Maine's 
old-time lumber business. Lum- 
ber wasn't only a major industry 
in those days but it was often 
used instead of money! 

Yes air! In the Aroostook set- 
tlement as late aa 1840, shingles 
were used as a medium of ex- 
change. Seems kind of funny to 
buy your victuals with a bundle 
At* fhi»fi— , doesn't it? 

Well that just goes to show 
bow things change. And one of 
the changes that's all to the good 

is the work in this state, of the 
Brewing Industry Foundation. 

From where I sit, it's a good 
idea for the brewers to cooperate 
with law enforcement agencies 
and the army and navy officials to 
regulate the sale of malt beverages. 

That means clean, respectable 
places where the law is observed 
and nobody gets into any trouble. 
That's how it should be and 
that's how it is, in Maine. 

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Kappa Alumni Hold Meeting 
In Portland Monday Night 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Psi Upsilon celebrated the first 
century of its existence on Monday, July 26th. President 
^Sills conveyed the congratulations of the college to the chap- 
ter at the chapel exercises. The chapter itself had hoped to 
hold appropriate ceremonies at the college, but in the press 
of wartime activity no large gathering was possible. 

KAPPA CHAPTER OF PSI FPSILON, taken in front of the Psi U. House in the fall of 1942, ap- 
pearing in the 1944 Bugle. 

THOMAS A. COOPER '44, un- 
dergraduate president of the Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 


Fonher editor of the New York Sun iintf. f > araops^merpber of 
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for the senior delegation, at which 
each senior spoke of what four 
years in Psi U meant to him. a 
variant that either an inspira- 
tion or a warning to the under- 
classmen. It was not till the 60's 
and early 70's that Bowdoin 
emerged from its older studious 
and phlegmatic era. Before that 
social activ.ties were divided be- 
tween limited contacts with local 
families and faculty, as the gene- 
alogical records attest, and select 
gatherings for sporadic imbiba- 
tion; there was not much cise in 
the staid and austere community 
to invite the student's attention 
and to work off his energy. 

With the coming of the Civil 

War the first chapter in the his- 
tory of the fraternity ends. From 
1861 to 1304, when less than two 
hundred students was the yearly 
average, the boys were constantly 
leaving college to enlist in the 
Army, and the fraternities were 
depleted. There were lapses in the 
records from "a few weeks to three 
months. After the records of a 
meeting, May 16, 1862, this inter- 
esting entry occurs: 'Memoran- 
dum: Owing to the partial dis- 
organization of the Society during 
the summer term, the Secretary 
and the Secretary pro-tem having 
both gone to war, a full account of 
the proceedings of the Society 
were lost." 




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Air Raids 


• The art of camouflage is net con- 
fined to military objects as witness 
here its application to household 
equipment. At first glance scarcely 
anyone could think the item at the 
left la a radio — yet that is just what 
It is. Its business unit is enclosed 
within a cabinet which is an authen- 
tic reproduction of a major league 
baseball. It is dialed as shown and 
the sound escapes through aper- 
tures at top and bottom. Confusing, 
too, is the electric heater pictured at 
the right, for it could easily be mis- 
taken for a radio. A distinguishing 
feature of the heater is a fan which 
blows the hot air away from the 
heating element. 

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civilian defense officers handled 
the incident excellently. 

Having succeeded in running off 
a planned incident, the CD unit 
next tried a surprise raid. A little 
after 9.00 p.m. on Wednesday of 
the same week, the blue danger 
signal was suddenly flashed. The 
town and the college were taken 
completely by surprise. The local 
air raid wardens went into action. 
Six unidentified planes circled 
around the town. The Witan meet- 
ing with Mr. Harold Pulsifer was 
suddenly broken up. It is ru- 
mored that Professor Holmes was 
interrupted from discussing trig 
with another member of the facul- 
ty at the latter's doorstep. The 
local aircraft spotting post was 
amazed by the ceaseless circling of 
the aforementioned planes. (Inci- 
dentally, these planes were the 
first seen by»the reporter after 
four fruitless nights. ; It enabled 
him to turn in an initial false re- 
port!) In- spite of the confusion, 
Wednesday's test can be consid- 
ered reasonably successful. Again 
the local defense units showed 
j themselves alert, and quite versa- 

It's a Caution 

Farmer's Wife (to druggist) — 
Now be sure and write plain on 
them bottles which is for the 
horse and which is for my hus- 
band. . I don't want nothin' to 
happen to that horse before spring 

Kappa Chapter Includes 
Many Famous Men 

Following are some of the most 
famous Bowdoin men who were or 
are members of the Kappa Chap- 
ter of Psi Upsilon: 

William Whitney Rise '46— 
Prominent Massachusetts politi- 
cian and statesman: Mayor of 
Worcester; Member of the Gen- 
eral Court; Representative in 
Congress; Overseer of the College 
for twenty-six years. 

Egbert Coffin Smyth. '48— Fam- 
ous son of a famous member of 
the Bowdoin faculty; for over 
forty years a member of the facul- 
ty of Andover Theological Semin- 
ary; Overseer and Trustee of the 

John Franklin Spalding 'S3— 
Bishop of Colorado. 

Joseph Kingsbury Greene '55 — 
Missionary of the American 
Board of Missions in Turkey for 
over half a century. 

Stephen Jewett Young '59 — 
Associated with the College in 
many capacities: Professor of 
Modern Languages; Librarian; 
Treasurer and ex-officio Trustee. 

Alpbeus Spring Packard '61 — 
Famous son of a famous member 
of the Bowdoin faculty; interna- 
tionally known Zoologist; one- 
time President of the Internation- 
al Society of Zoology; Professor of 
Zoology and Geology at Brown 

Henry Brewer Quinby '69 — 
Prominent New Hampshire poli- 
tician and statesman: Member of 
the; Legislature; Governor of the 
State; Overseer of the College. 

Edward Page Mitchell '71— Edi- 
tor of the New York Sun. 

Andrew Peters ' Wiswell '73— 
Ohief Justice df the Supreme 
Court of Maine; ' Overseer and 
Trustee of the College. 

William John Curtis 75— Prom- 
inent member of the Bar; Over- 
seer, and Trustee of the Colk-ge. 

William Moulton Ingrahara '95 
--Mayor of Portland; Judge of 
Probate; Assistant Secretary of 
War) Overseer of the College. 

Henry Hill Pierce '96— Promi- 
nent member of the Bar; Trustee 

Instead a committee under the 
leadership of Charles S. F. Lin- 
coln '91 and George H. Quinby '23 
arranged to have members of the 
chapter meet wherever they could 
gather in informal celebration. 
The chief of these gatherings was 
in Portland. There a committee 
under the chairmanship of Carl 
K. Ross '17 arranged fon a dinner 
at the Cumberland ClutJ to which 
it invited the faculty and under- 
graduate members from the col- 
lege. Francis P. Freeman "22 serv- 
ed as toastmaster, Charles P. 
Hutchinson '90, for many years a 
prominent member of the bar in 
the* state of Maine, Harold Lee 
Berry 01, Trustee of the Colllege 
and a member of the national 
executive committee of the fra- 
ternity, Robert Hale '10, member 
of Congress for the first Maine 
District, and Forrest E. Cousins 
'24, of the Portland Press Herald, 
were the principal speakers. Dr. 
Lincoln read a portion of the his- 
tory of the chapter which he is 
writing and plans to publish. 

of the College. 

William Witherle Lawrence '98 

— Distinguished Shakespearean . 
Scholar; Professor of English in 
Columbia University; Trustee of 
the College. 

John Fessenden Dana '98— 
Prominent member of the Bar; 
Trustee of the College. 

Harold Lee Berry '61— Promi- 
nent manufacturer and business- 
man; Field Director of the Red 
Cross during the first World War; 
Trustee of the College. 

Philip Greery Clifford 'OS— 
Prominent .member of the Bar; 
Overseer oi the College. 

George Edwin Fogg '92 — Promi- 
nent member of the Bar; Brida- 
dier-General, USA, Ret. 

Robert Hale '10— Representa- 
tive in Congress from the first 
Maine district. 

Myron Haiburton , Avery '20— 
Member of the staff of the United 
States Maritime Commission ; 
Commander, USNR. 

Letand .Matthew Goodrich '20 
—Director of the World Peace 

George Oean Varnet ^S— 
Speaker of the Maine House of 

7-Day Books 

[ Continued from Page I ] 

Pig" by H. C. Bailey, "The Fifth 
Seal" by M. H. Landau, "One 
World" by W. L. Willkie, "The 
Prodigal Woman" by N. Hale, 
"The Case of the Buried Clock" 
by E. S. Gardner, "The Lights 
Around the Shore" by J. Weidman, 
"Three of a Kind" by J. M. Cain, 
"Winter's Tales" by K. Blixen, 
"Georgia Boy" by E. Caldwell, 
"The Just and the Unjust" by J. 
G. Cozzens, "Lilly Crackell" by C. 
Slade, "Kate Fennigate" by B. 
Tarkington, "Joshua Moore, 
American" by G. F. Hummel, "Till 
I Come Back to You" by T. Bell, 
"Benchley Beside Himself by R. 
Benchley, and "Hungry Hill" by 
D. Du Maurier. 

Sun Rises 

[ Continued from Page i J 
speare Library [in Washington, 
D. C.J a while ago and saw David 
Garrick's prompt copy of 'Hamlet.' 
One night I went to the movie 
theatre about two blocks from 
camp. When the lights went up, 
there, two rows ahead of me, was 
General George C. Marshall, Chief 
of Staff, United States Army. All 
I could see was stars. 

"For reasons best known to the 
Air Forces, and doubtless poor 
reasons, we were shipped out here 
to South Dakota due to the clos- 
ing of the other schools. The West 
is in evidence here; over the bars 
are signs reading 'Federal law pro- 
hibits sale [of liquor J to Indians.' 
"To date I have used a rifle 
much less than the Army's brand 
new secret M-5 shovel. While Ord- 
nance officials won't yet divulge 
the full details on this instrument, 
I think it is safe for me to divulge 
that it has a slip grip with a spade 
blade. Officials say its efficiency as 
a goldbricking tool is unparalleled. 
Equipped with the M-5, the aver- 
age soldier can waste 47 minutes 
out of 60 instead of only 29 as pre- 
viously. I have learned from per- 
sonal experience that you can lean 
on this tool all day without tiring. 
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"There is not very much I can 
add except that I would rather 
be stationed .at the Portland 
harbor defenses than here, and 
that I think most of the other 
9 or 10 Bowdoin men here feel 
juftt the same way. Or that Sun- 
day chapel cut* wouldn't worry 

Distribution Of Civilian 
Students In Courses 

Following is the enrollment of 

civilian students taking the vari- 

ous courses offered by the College 

during the first term of the sum- 

mer trimester: 

Art 51 


Chemistry 1 



, 12 





Economics 1 




English 1 










French S 






German 1 








Government 1 



t 1 

Greek S 


History 15 




Latin A 


Mathematics A 





1 6 

Philosophy 1 


Physics 1 




Psychology 1 


Russian 1 


Spanish 1 


Zoology 51 


me much if I had a chance to be 

"One thing I'm looking for- 
ward to more than almost any _ 
other specific event is the first 
Bowdoin commencement after 
the war. What a reunion that 
will be! I think about It every 
night on guard. 

"Yes, after the war we shall 
certainly have to get our group 
together — how very much we 
will have to say! I think myself 
that much will come out of this 
war; I personally am burning 
with the new ideas and thought 
I've found everywhere. You have 
to see the Army to believe It . . . 

"What's that Une of Le 
Beau's to Orlando In 'As You 
Like It?' 'In a better life I shall 
desire more love and knowledge 
of you?' Anyhow, It fits. 
"As Ever, 
| Signed | "Seslr Nus." 









VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 9 

Class Of 1944 Plans Senior 
Weekend, Scholarship Fund 

Definite plans are currently un- 
derway for a "Senior Weekend" 
wmhn will Include a senior picnic, 
exclusive for the members of the 
Class of 1944 and their guests, and 
a dance which will be open to all 
college student* and members of 
the service units stationed at Bpw- 
doin. The weekend of September 
19-12 has -been definitely set for 
the social affair, this date appar- 
ently being the one which will 
least Interfere with hour examina- 
tions and avoid the transportation 
problem of a week earlier, Labor 
Day weekend. 

One or two fraternity houses 
will be vacated for the iruests of 
students, and arrangements will be 
made for guests to eat at the three 
houses now serving meals. 

The senior picnic will be held 
Saturday afternoon. The dance will 
be either Friday or Saturday eve- 
ning, depending upon the avail- 
ability of a band. A senior commit- 
tee of Al Perry, Sam Wilder, and 
Russ Sweet is handling the ar- 
rangements for the picnic and 
dance. This committee has not yet 
secured the services of an orches- 
tra, but will do so soon, now that 
a definite date has been set. Tick- 
eta for the dance will be sold be- 
forehand, and will be $2.59 plus 
tax for couples and the same price 
for stags. The dance will be held 
either in one of the fraternity 
houses or in the .Moulton Union. 
Further plans will be announced 
as soon as definitely decided upon. 

At a meeting held yesterday, 
final action was taken by the Class 
of 1944 in establishing a scholar- 
ship fund to aid prospective Bow- 
doin sons. The bequest, to be 
known as the Class of 1944 Fund, 
will be devoted to providing schol- 
arship aid for sons, grandsons, and 
other future heirs of all members 

Contributions To War 
Relief Are Urged 

Joe Carey '44, chairman of 
the Russian War Relief Drive, 
announces that the campaign is 
still going on, and that all con- 
trlbuUin* will be gratefully re- 
ceived. Some clothes have al- 
ready been turned In, but the 
Drive Is not yet over, and fur- 
ther donations of clothing may 
be made to any and all Student 
Council members. Undergradu- 
ates are urged to contribute to 
the campaign. 

of this class, whether now in at- 
tendance at Bowdoin or not. 

In spite of the extremely low re- 
serve in the hands of the class 
treasurer, the fund was thought 
to be immediately appropriate as a 
parting gift t# the college. A large 
number of 1944 members received 
their diplomas at graduation exer- 
cises in May, a still greater num- 
ber dropped from college sight for 
a great variety of reasons over a 
period of the past three years, and 
the few remaining seniors will take 
their leave at commencement "ex- 
ercises in September. It was re- 
gretted that no more than approxi- 
mately twenty of the original class 
of more than 175 were able to par- 
take in the founding of the fund, 
but all thought the gift would 
mark the true expression of the 
whole class and, barring a discon- 
tinuity in the principle of two- 
choice probability, all members 
would have at least the opportunity 
of profiting equally thereby. 

At graduation the present sen- 
iors will make small individual 
donations of one dollar apiece, and, 
once nominally started, it is hoped 
that through yearly donations the 
fund will reach such a size that its 
income will support one of more 
scholarships long before the first 
sons of 1944 come to Bowdoin. Con- 
tributions will be requested of class 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

Loyd Haberly Will 
Speak Here Thursday 

Thursday evening, at 8.15 in the 
Moulton Union, Professor Loyd 
Haberly, a member of the faculty 
of Washington College, St. Louis, 
Mo., will give a talk and read some 
of his poems. Professor Haberly is 
a worl(J authority on letters and 
book-binding, and has bound his 
own poems in vellum. He has also 
bound a manuscript of one of Pro- 
fessor R. P. T. Coffin's books, and 
when Professor Coffin has finish- 
ed his latest book, he will bind that 
martikscript also. 

Last summer Professor Haberly 
also visited Bowdoin, when he read 
some of his poems and lectured on 
the alphabet. This summer he has 
also lectured to classes and will 
speak to the Witan at the meeting 
Wednesday night. He is staying 
with Professor Coffin at present, 
with whom he attended Trinity 


By Phil Hull man 

Dave Lawrence '44 drove Hugh 
Townscnd '44 and Bob Morrcll '47 
down to South Portland in his 
Model A on Sunday, August 1 so 
they could watch Mrs. Sills crack 
the bottle on the bow of the S. S. 
James Bowdoin. As far as we 
could see, we constituted Bow- 
doin's undergraduate representa- 
tion. 1 
It was a beautiful day and 
everybody seemed to have a 
good time, especially Mrs. Sills, 
whose "tour tie force" drew the 
admiration of the audience 
which was quietly mopping its 
collective brow. And it is neces- 
sary to act with decision when 
the last supporting plates are 
burned thru, for the ship then 
slides away with great dispatch. 
A would-be christener learned 
this a couple of weeks later 
when her slow motion swing hit 
nothing but the air. The ship 
hit the water without benefit of 


It was a chance for the 65-oda 
Bowdoin men employed by the 
New England Shipbuilding Cor- 
poration to get together and tell 
each other how surprised they 
were to learn that there were as 
many as 65 of them and to learn 
that that guy in the next office 
was a fraternity brother lrom the 
Class of 09. In such a way did we 
encounter Ed Simonds '43 who 
works in what management now 
likes to call the East Area and 
which all workers refer to as the 
East Yard or the Todd-Bath Yard. 
Ed Is arranging things between 
the management and the Maritime 

After having its picture taken, 
the Bowdoin group adjourned to 
Portland'* Columbia Hotel for a 
banquet. No one even minded 
the Inevitable chieken salad; 
everyone waa too busy talking 
about the Bowdoin of his era. 
Fortunately, those around us 
evinced no great passion for 
olives, so we had a chance to 
shamelessly clean the dish. 


Curtis Stuart Laughlin '21. who 
sat on our right, didn't do so well 
in hi* first year ot chem. Tins im- 

mediately established a bond be- 
tween us. His reaction was to go 
on with another year of it to show 
that he could get an A in it. He 


Mr. Lauglin had a knack for 
languages. This fact caused him 
considerable trouble in trying to 
convince Professor Frederic 
("Flunker") Brown that a cer- 
tain theme was his own, not a 
Frenchman's. The incredulous 
Professor Brown kept saying, 
"But this is French!"— a lang- 
uage which was apparently not 
to be looked for in a first year 
French composition course. He 
got an A • . 


Utilizing his bent for languages 
on another occasion, Mr. Laugh- 
lin acted as interpreter for ac- 
quaintances on a tour of Italy. He 
had had 15 minutes of instruction 
in Italian. 

Using an amplication of trigo- 
nometry to simplify a shipntting 
operation, Mr. Laughlin proved 
that not everyone forgets every- 
thing learned at college. He now 
holds the responsible position of 


J. Henry Johnson '24, was the 
self-possessed toastmaster t»f the 
after-dinner goings on. He was the 
man who also went around and 
put rhe clampers on you for the 
Bowdoin ship's library. We had an 
opportunity to *atisfy the charac- 
teristic corporation employe's 
curiosity about what the president 
i looks like. Chester L. Churchill 
I proved to be a handsome, dark- 
haired, well-built man with a 
charming wife. We had expected 
an old fogy. He is an •accom- 
plished speaker. 

He told this story. A newly- 
arrived Marine on Guadalcanal 
was impressed by a veteran's 
collection of trophies — Jap guns, 
knives, insignia. The newcomer 
naked him how he got them. 
The veteran said It waa very 
easy. All you had to do waa go 
a little way Into the Jungle, dig 
a foxhole and watt. Suddenly 
you Jump up and yell, "To hell 

[ Continued on Page 2 } 


Reminds Students Not 
To Neglect Friendships 
While Pursuing Careers 

On Friday, August 13, Professor 
Beam gave an interesting chapel 
talk on social and business rela- 
tionship. His first point was that 
in this mechanical and scientific 
age humans are interested most in 
other people. We sped much of our 
time judging people, usually by 
their face value, including their ac- 
tions and speech. 

Emotion in one's voice often be- 
trays his inner feelings. People are 
distinguished by opiniation, or de- 
gree of self-assertedness. There are 
two main types, the self-asserted 
man who rides roughshod over oth- 
ers in conversation, talking about 
his own interests, quite often dem- 
onstrating a high degree of intelli- 
gence and energy; and the shy 
person, who seldom makes himself 
conspicuous, who usually possesses 
one admirable trait — modesty. 
However, that modesty is admir- 
able to a certain extent only; there 
should be a man somewhere be- 
tween the two opposite types. One 
should be careful to balance an 
energetic conversation with tact 
and some restraint. Conversation 
is a compromise; a give-and-take 

We Americans are proud of our 
reputation as an up-and-coming 
race, but we arc faced with the 
problem of what part work is to 
play in our existence. Same people 
consider the most important goal 
in life getting ahead, not making 
friends. Unfortunately, one can't 
always have both. For example, a 
millionaire may be virtually a 
stranger to his family and friends; 
and an artist, after years of con- 
centrated effort, may become suc- 
cessful, but lonely and secluded. 
It is usually true that if one leaves 
people alone and devotes himself 
wholly to his work, people will 
leave him alone. Winslow Homer, 
for example, became a great paint- 
er, but lost social contacts and 
friends. When he grew old and 
realized his mistake, it was too 

Professor Beam's last point was 
the relative desirability of winning 
an argument and getting along 
with one's neighbors. He gave as 
an illustration Henry Clay's fam- 
ous "I'd rather be right than be 
President." The obvious rejoinder 
would be, "You're neither." One 
great danger in life is that of win- 
ning an argument but losing 
friends. Which is more important 
— winning a debate, or the respect 
of the people arotfnd you? 

In closing, Professor Beam stat- 
ed significantly that all of us will 
at some time or other be faced 
with these very decisions. 

Band Concert To Be ' 
Broadcast Wednesday 

The next Bowdoin on the Air 
broadcast will be Wednesday eve- 
ning, August 18, at 7.45 from Me- 
morial Hall, when the fifty piece 
band of the Army pre-meteorologi- 
cal unit here will present the pro- 
gram. The public is invited, to at- 
tend. Professor Frederic Tillotson, 
professor of music at Bowdoin, will 

The program will be Sousa's 
Washington Post March, a College 
Medley, the Caisson Song, Anchors 
Aweigh, the Air Corps Song, and 
Invercargill. The College Medley 
will consist of OdY Director, Stein 
Song, and Bowdoin Bcata. 

Army Specialized 
Training Unit 
Arrives Here 

Bowdoin's third service unit ar- 
rived on campus the early part "of 
this week. The contingent, taking 
a basic engineering course under 
the Army Specialized Training 
Program, will be complete prob- 
ably by the end of the week and 
begin preliminary training at this 
time, although classes for the unit 
are not scheduled to start until 
about the middle of September. 

The commanding officer, Colonel 
Applinton, wkh his aides, Lieuten- 
ants Sherry and Hackerman, have 
been in Brunswick for somewhat 
more than a week preparing for 
the arrival of the men. The group, 
composed of men who have been 
accepted for ASTP through A-12 
examinations or other tests give^h 
by the Army, will take courses in 
mathematics, physics, chemistry, 
geography, history, English, and 
physical training. The course is of 
nine months' duration, and those 
who pass it successfully will prob- 
ably be sent on to a more special- 
ized engineering school. 

Numbering some 175 to 200 men, 
the new Army unit will be housed 
in Hyde Hall and the Delta Upsilon 
House. Executive offices and dining 
facilities will also be at the D.U. 

Pool Now Open Twice 
Daily To All Students 

The proctors in charge of the 
Bowdoin swimming pool wish it 
made known that the pool is open 
from 3.36 to 5.30 in the afternnun 
and from 7.00 to 9.00 at night for 
the use and enjoyment of all stu- 
dents, civilian and military, and 
faculty members and their fam- 
ilies. Pool facilities have been re- 
stricted to those directly connect- 
ed with the College, and it is hoped 
that many will make use of the 

Centers Set Up 
For College 

Last January there originated 
what is now known as the College 
Registration Service, brought 
about by the efforts of twelve col- 
lege alumni who met .together to 
investigate "ways and means by 
which various colleges could keep 
in touch with, and do something 
for, their respective alumni in the 
armed services." Bowdoin has re- 
cently become associated with the 
College Registration Service, and 
the College wants its alumni in the 
services to know something about 
this organization. 

At their second meeting, the 
committee in charge of activating 
the service adopted the following 
measures: "(1) that there be es- 
! tablished. preferably in a hotel, if 
! available, near camps and training 
j centers, a "College Registration 
Center* where alumni there in 
I service could register to the end 
I that they could find each other 
J and fellow alumni living in that lo- 
jcality; (21 that notice of the loca- 
tion of the College Registration 
j Center be posted in the camps and 

£ Continued on Page 4 ] 

Coming Events 


Thurs. Aug. 19 Professor Helm- 
reich— Russell Sweet '44 will 
play a trombone solo 

Fri. Aug. 20 The President 

Mon. Aug. 23 The President 

Tues. Aug. 24 Professor Thayer 
— John Devine '44 will sing 

Wed. Aug. 25 Lieutenant (jg) 
Albert J. Clements, USNR 
Chaplain, United States Naval 
Air Station. Brunswick 

Thurs. Aug. 26 Professor Dag- 
gett — Stanley Frederick '40 
will play a trumpet solo 

Fri. Aug. 27 The Dean 

ON THE LAUNCHING PLATFORM— Mrs. Sills, at sponsoring of 
S.S- James Bowdoin at South Portland shipyards, with Captain 
James Haase (left) and President Sills. 

Government Needs 
Trained Librarians 

Anticipating that the need for 
Library Assistants in department- 
al libraries of the Federal Govern- 
ment will continue, especially in 
Washington, D. C, the United 
States Civil Service Commission 
has announced a new examination 
for these positions that both ex- 
perienced and inexperienced per 7 
sons may take. 

For jobs of Under Library As- 
sistant — salary, $1,752 a year after 
overtime compensation for the 48- 
hour week is added —applicants 
will be rated on a generaj test and 
on questions pertaining to element- 
ary library .methods. Specific train- 
ing or previous experience is not 

For positions of Junior Library 
Assistant salary, $1,970 a year in- 
cluding overtime compensation — 
applicants are sought who have 
had at least 15 semester hours' 
training in a library school, or 1 
year of appropriate training or ex- 
perience in a library. They must 
pass the tests prescribed for Under 
Library Assistant and answer an 
additional 25 questions on library 

Positions may occur' throughout 
the United States, but the Commis- 
sion foresees most opportunities 
occurring for eligibles accepting 
appointment in Washington. D. C. 
Persons passing the previous test 
may take the new examination if 
they desire to continue to receive 
consideration for library positions 
at these salary levels. There are 
no age limits; applications will be 
accepted in the Commission's 
Washington, D. C, office until the 
needs of the service have been met. 

Additional information and ap- 
plication forms 'may be obtained 
from the United States Civil Serv- 
ice Commission, Washington 25, 
D. G 

Persons already using their high- 
est skills in war work should not 
apply. Appointments will be made 
in accordance with War Manpower 
Commission policies, regulations, 
and employment stabilization 

Twenty-Two Students 
Make Oean"s List 

Wed. Aug. 18 7.45 p.m. Station 
AIR The band of the AAFTC 
unit stationed at the college 
will broadcast from Memorial 
Hall. Public invited. 

Thurs. Aug. 19 8.15 p.m. Moul- 
ton Union. Loyd Haberly will 
read from his poems. 

On Friday evenings at seven 
thirty the faculty women meet in 
the Moulton Union to sew for the 
army unit stationed at the col- 

On Sunday afternoon from four 
to six the President and Mrs. Sills 
will be at home to members of the 
college and to the AAFTC Unit. 
On pleasant days tea will be 
served in the garden. 

The Brunswick Choral Society 
will resume its Sunday evening 
meetings on September 12th. 

The following men received 
Dean's List grades for the first 
term of the summer trimester, and 
are accorded certain cut privi- 
leges for the second term: 
1941 or 1945 

Kenrick M. Baker, Jr. 

Joseps F. Carey 

Alan S. Cole 

William F. Ferris, Jr. 

David S. Howell 

Elroy O. LaCasce, Jr. 

David H. Lawrence 

W. Robert Levin 

Harold Lifshitz 

John T. Lord 

William E. Maclntyre 

Donald R. Maxson 

Hyman L. Osher 

Alan S. Perry 

David W. Ross 

John D. Toeller 

Frederick W. Whittaker 

Ross E. Williams 

Charles G. Chason 

Joseph LaCasce 

Clayton F. Reed 

Tom M. Sawyer 

Jordan Wine 

The following men made 
"Dean's List Elsewhere:" 
1944 or 1945 

Bowdoin Barnes 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 

Twelve Men Achieve 
All A's For First Term 

Many Attend Launching 
Of S.S. James Bowdoin 

The following men received 
A's in all their courses for the 
first term of the summer trimes- 

1944 or 1945 
Kenrick M. Baker, Jr. 
David S. Howell 
David H. Lawrence 
Hyman L. Osher 
Alan S. Perry 
David W. Ross 
Frederick W. Wittakcr 
Ross E. Williams 

Charles G. Chason 
' Joseph H. LaCasce 
Clayton F. Reed 
Tom M. Sawyer 

A large crowd of over 200 per- 
sons, reputedly the largest group 
to witness a single launching at 
South Portland, was on hand 
Sunday, August 1, as Mrs. Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills christened the 
James Bowdoin, 65th Liberty Ship 
built by the New England Ship- 
building Corporation. The launch- 
ing, scheduled for shortly past 
noon, was delayed a few moments 
while workmen completed the fin- 
al paint job on the vessel, marking 
off the normal waterline and num- 
bers on the starboard side. Most of 
the group at the launching were 
Bowdoin men working at the ship- 
yard and alumni and undergrad- 
uates of the College. 

Following the launching, gifts 
were presented to Mrs. Sills and 
Captain James Haase in a brief 
ceremony in the west administra- 
tion building. A silver plate was 
presented to Mrs. Sills from the 
New England Shipbuilding Cor- 
poration by Mr. Chester L. 
Churchill, president of the corpora- 
tion. In the middle of the plate is 
etched a profile view of a liberty 
ship, with an appropriate inscrip- 
tion below. 

William R. Owen '37 and J. Hen- 
ry Johnson '24, Bowdoin men in 
charge of the arrangements for 
the launching ceremony, presented 
to the ship a library of 140 modern 
books, fiction and non-fiction, 40 of 
these volumes being contributed by 
members of the Bowdoin faculty. 

To Captain Haase Mrs. Sills pre- 
sented a photograph of James 
Bowdoin to be hung in the ship, 
the original of which is in the 
Walker Art Museum. "A History 
of Bowdoin College" by Louis 
Hatch, presented by President 
Sills, is also among the ship's 

Captain Haase, a native of Bal- 
timore, Maryland, is a sea veteran 
AT 31 years' experience, the last 19 
of which have been in the service 
of the Mystic Steamship Company 

Few Survive Obstacle Course, Cause 
Of Numerous Mental Disorders! 

By W. H. Rosenberg 

It was indeed a sad state of 
mind in which your reporter found 
himself upon being told, to inter- 
view the casualties of Bowdoin's 
famed "Do or die trying" obstacle 
course, who are temporarily being 
cared for in the emergency ward 
of Brunswick's newest hospital, 
the group occupying a wing of 87 

It seems that too few of our re- 
nowned athletes were able to obey 
the instructor's "Break the record 
or break your neck" command, 
most of the local supermen pick- 
ing up only such minor injuries as 
broken backs and brain concus- 
sions which proved to be not alto- 
gether fatal. One industrious calis- 
thenist is reported to have picked 
up claustrophobia, and now wan- 
ders about the campus continually 
muttering highly urintcllcctual in- 
structions to passers-by. 

Freshman W. S. Lambgarter, 
seeing a Bowdoinite (yours truly) 
walking around all in one piece, 
let out a convulsed scream showing 
under what terrific nervous ten- 
sion he was slowly cracking up. 
Immediately two armed guards 

took the poor student into custody 
and led him back to his cell. 

After closer scrutinization of the 
serious cases, it was found that 
first on the danger list was one of 
the builders of the obstacle course, 
a character by the name of Zilch 
K. Krimansky, who had suffered a 
mental shake-up after being nailed 
into an obstacle during construc- 
tion. A new type of brain opera- 
tion — amputation at the neck— ' 
saved Krimansky's life, although 
he is still first on the danger list. 

Only repeated queries to the au- 
thorities brought out the fact that 
an entirely shapeless and unrecog- 
nizable form represented the living 
being called, L. H. Mountains, who 
had not regained consciousness af- 
ter hitting "The Wall" head-on 
with all his might and weight. 
Next to Mountains, and differing 
from his only inasmuchas it was 
apparently learning a speech by 
heart, lay a body later identified 
as that of L. P. Fillitup, the man 
for whom a door is now being built 
into the wall, since he met the 
same fate as Mountains. 

Among the less serious cases was 
[ Continued on Page 3 ] 

who will operate the James Bow- 
doin. Captain Haase has had his 
Master's papers since 1920, and 
has been in active sea service 
throughout the war, having been 
torpedoed last October in the 
South Atlantic. 

On the launching platform were 
President and Mrs. Sills, Mrs. Sills' 
mother, Mrs. J. C. Koon of Bruns- 
wick, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lee 
Berry of Portland, Professor W. 
W. Lawrence, Professor and Mrs. 
Charles T. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. 
Philip Dana, Mrs. Walter B. Park- , 
er of Cape Elizabeth and Beverly 
Campbell of Lewiston, USNR 

Following the launching, Mrs. 
Sills was the guest of honor at a 
luncheon held at the Columbia Ho- 
tel in Portland, arranged by Bow- 
doin men working at the shipyard 
and their wives. 

Following is a list of the Bow- 
doin men employed at the ship- 
yards, as compiled by the commit- 
tee in charge of the launching cere- 

Wadleigh B. Drummond/ '07, 
Philip H. Hansen, '11. Alan R. 
Cole, '14, Allan W. Hall. '20. John 
W. Dahlgren, '22, Leon E. Jones, 
'13, Douglas M. Sands, '36. Frank- 
lin B. Neal. '31, Asa B. Kimball, 
'36, Paul E. Sullivan, '35, Harris 
M. Plaisted. '32, John D. Atwood, 
'29, William B. Allen, '39, Nelson 
D. Austin, '41, William P. Adams, 
'35, Robert Chapman, Kenneth 
B. Coombs, '20, Stephen R. Deane, 
'34, Carlton W. Eaton, "10, Richard 
Eskilson, Harrison W. Elliot, 
'25, H. Benjamin Eastman, '02, 
William B. Flynn, Jr., '36, Carleton 
W. Glew, '40. Franklin F. Gould, 
Jr., '37, Franklin N. Horsman, '35, 
Dwight L. Libby, '18, James A. 
Lewis, 15, Herbert G. Lowell. '08, 
Paul H. Mclntirc, '17, George N. 
Miller, '25, David P. Mullin, '31. 

David Needclman, '24, Earl M. 
Plummer, '26, Frederick W. Pow- 
ers, '16, Leslie W. Pearson, '19, 
John F. Pickard, '30, Sewall W. 
Percy, '08, Tapping S. Reeve, '35, 
Leonard C. Robinson, Jr., '38, Har- 
old H. Sampson, 17, Ed Sfmonds. 
Clarence H. Taplcy, '14, John W. 
Trott. '33, Albert D. Tilton. '13, 
Donald R. Taylor, '28, Carl F. A. 
Weber, '34. 

T.D., Beta, A.D. Have No 
Dim-out Violations 

Professor Daggett announces 
that the fraternity houses with 
no reported violation of the dim- 
out regulations during the period 
of August 2-10, inclusive, are 
Theta Delta Chi. Beta Theta Pt,. 
.and Alpha Delta Phi. 

The Navy is now responsible 
for Psi Upsilon and the Army for 
Delta Upsilon. 

The D.K.K. house is not yet 
completely equipped with shades, 
but those in the house have co- 
operated excellently to prevent 
direct glow from the windows. 

The ( 'anipns post has received 
a copy of Executive Order Num- 
ber 27, issued by Governor Sew- 
all, as follows: "The W. s. Navy 
Ls hereby permitted to drop non- 
explosive practice bombs on the 
following locations: 

(1) >la<|uoit Bay, 
70.02 W. True 

(2) Between Wolfs 
Flying Point at 
70.05 W. True." 

43.51 N., 

Neck and 
4S.49 N., 

Liberty Ship To Be Launched Soon Will 
Be Named For William DeWitt Hyde 

Plans are now being made for the launching of the 
S.S. William DeWitt Hyde at the South Portland 
shipyards, the second such launching with a special 
significance for all Bowdoin men. Tentative date for : 
the ceremony has been set as August 31, and it is 
hoped that the launching will be a part of the cele- 
bration when the Maritime "M" is awarded to the 
New England Shipbuilding Corporation. 

William DeWitt Hyde, graduate of Harvard in 
1879 and of Andover Seminary in 1882, became presi- 
dent of Bowdoin College in 1885 and held that position 
until June 29, 1917, the date of his death. His admin- 
istration of 32 years is the longest of any single presi- 
dent in the history of the College. Bowdoin advanced 
rapidly in these years, and the majority of the credit 
for this advancement goes to President Hyde. Re- 
putedly the youngest college president when he took 
office at the age of 27, he soon became known as one 
of the foremost educators and college administrators 
of the nation. 

The Class of 1916, the last class whose diplomas 
were signed by President Hyde, has offered to equip 
the ship with a library, games, and a picture of Presi- 
dent Hyde. This offer has been gratefully accepted 
by the New England Shipbuilding Corporation, and 
plans are going ahead under the direction of Dwight 
Sayward, secretary of the Class of 1916. 

George Hyde, son of William DeWitt and treasurer 
of Smith College, has offered to contribute to the 
ship's library some volumes from President Hyde's 
personal library. 

It is expected that a fair representation of Bowdoin 
alumni, administration, and undergraduates will be 
on hand for the launching. William DeWitt Hyde ■ Jfc 






The Bowdoin Orient 

EstaMtefco* 1S71 

E41t©r-ln-Cln>f lame* R. Hlggtna '44 

Associate Editor Philip H. Hoffman '45 

L k w ell y W. Cooper '47, Hurls* W. 
< urtla '47, John H. Karrell '46, Dana A. Little 
'♦«. K»y F. UttMialr '4tt. Harry LWdBW, 
Jr. *4«. Paul W. Moran '47, John G. Ptefcse* '47, 
PfclHp V. Bafcerto '47. Wolfgang H. Rosenberg 
'47. Frrd W. tip ■■mug '47. 

Co-dirrrtor*: Aaaorlate Profeaaor A thorn P. Daggett 
AiMHtant Profraaor Philip M. Brown 

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There has been absolutely nothing 
this summer in the way of interfrater- 
nity sports. Perhaps this has been caused 
by the lack of any central organization 
to handle the matter, a job formerly per- 
formed by the White Key, sometimes 
efficiently, at other times inefficiently. 
Undoubtedly, the small size of frater- 
nities has also been a major factor in the 
discontinuing of such sports. Last sum- 
mer, however, there was a very success- 
ful softball league, and it is a lamentable 
fact that this league has not been oper- 
ating this summer, however modified in 
form it might have to be. If at all possi- 
ble, we recommend that something be 
done about this before the summer tri- 
mester is finished. Perhaps the Student 
Council, if the White Key is to go out of 
existence, would be the most suitable 
organization to handle intramural sports 
for the duration. 

At the present time, the small size of 
some fraternities would probably be 
prohibitive in using them as the team 
units. At least this would be true in soft- 
hall and touch football. However, we 
can see little objection in the proposal 
that teams be organized from the vari- 
ous houses where undergraduates are 
now living. If it were found that this 
unit is also too small, certainly there 
should be no great difficulty in organiz- 
ing teams from the three civilian dining 
clubs. There are, at present, about fifty 
students eating at these houses, and 
from these groups there should be rela- 
tively little difficulty in gathering to- 
gether enough interested men to compete 
against the two other houses. Under- 
graduates who have been at Bowdoin for 
more than one year will testify to the 
fact that interfraternity sports have al- 
ways formed one of the most enjoyable 
and beneficial of extra-curricular activi- 
ties. There is no reason why they should 
not and cannot be continued in some 
form or other. Those interested should 
make themselves known and see that a 
program and schedule is put into effect 
and successfully carried out. 

CLASS OF 1944 

During the past week, the senior class 
has taken action on two matters: a "Sen- 
ior Weekend" for September 10-12, and 
the establishment of a scholarship fund 
to aid the sons of class members who may 
eventually come to Bowdoin. The plans 
for the first project call for a senior pic- 
nic, to which only members of 1944 will 
be invited, and a dance open to all un- 
dergraduates and all service men on the 
Bowdoin Campus. The committee in 
charge of arrangements for the weekend, 
and the senior class as a whole, realize 
that the success of the affair is dependent 
upon the complete support and coopera- 
tion of all students. With the limitations 
on time, money, and enrollment of the 
College, this social event cannot be com- 
pared to a houseparty, which is just as 
it should be, for houseparties as former- 
ly held are out of place for the rest of the 
war. However, this weekend will provide 
a pleasant and entertaining break in the 

second term of the summer trimester, 
and it is hoped that a large number of 
students will participate and make it an 
unqualified success. 

The second action taken by the Class 
of 1944, that of the setting up of a 
scholarship fund, is a very laudable 
move, and one which should prove very 
fruitful in future years. Previous 
classes have carried out such projects, 
with varying degrees of success. Al- 
though there are only a few more than 
twenty members of 1944 left in college, 
we hope that former members and those 
who have already graduated will support 
the fund when it is brought to then at- 


With all the time and energy expend- 
ed in keeping Bowdorn's swimming pool 
in excellent shape, it is too bad that the 
College and faculty do not take more 
advantage of its fine recreational facil-* 
ities. Special efforts have been made to 
open the pool only to students, meteor- 
ologists, Naval officers and their wives, 
the faculty and their wives, and certain 
college employees. A great many of the 
townspeople want to swim, and unless 
more interest is shown on the campus 
the pool will probably be opened to the 
public at large. Of course there is a 
great deal of studying to do, but swim- 
ming can really constitute the "Pause 
that refreshes" before or after tackling 
the books, in addition to being one of 
the best of physical exercises. It is hoped 
that the College and service men will en- 
joy ' the pool more frequently during 
the regular two-hour periods in the af- 
ternoons and evenings. C.W.C. 


On another page in this issue of the 
Orient is an article describing the "Col- 
lege Registration Service," with which 
Bowdoin is now associated. This service 
has been organized so that college men 
in the armed forces throughout the coun- 
try, and even abroad, may have some 
facilities for getting in touch with col- 
lege friends and alumni located in the 
same area. Details of the Service and 
Registration Centers now in operation 
can br> found in the article. The Bowdoin 
Alumnus carries an announcement about 
the Service, and we hope that through 
the Orient and the Alumniis, as many 
Bowdoin men in service as possible will 
become acquainted with the College 
Registration Service and make use of its 
facilities. Reports from various alumni 
indicate that Bowdoin men frequently 
have come fn contact with one another 
while serving in military forces, but it is 
undoubtedly true that many more will 
be able to get in touch with each other 
through the College Registration Service. 



For most of us the days in which we 
can continue in pursuit of our studies are 
numbered. In one way or another we 
will soon be called to fight for Uncle 
Sam. To those others, however, who will 
remain at home studying or doing some 
vital work, this plea is directed. 

We are not pleading for pity or sym- 
pathy for any sacrifices we may make. 
From time immemorial the youth of the 
world have been leaving their homes and 
the ones they love to fight for something 
they believed in. There is nothing new in 
the position in which we find ourselves 

What we are pleading for is Justifi- 
cation : justification not only for the lives 
we may give in this war but also for the 
lives given in the last war by boys who 
believed that they too were fighting to 
bring a peaceful world. When peace 
finally does come, you should know what 
we need, and see that we get it. The only 
way to accomplish this is for an intelli- 
gent public with an understanding of 
what is vital and practical to act as a 
check on the men who will "make the 
peace." Otherwise you will be destined 
to watch your children and grandchil- 
dren go off to war just as we are doing 
today. — The Weskyan Argus. 



Professor Nathaniel C Kcndrick 
has armouneed that the men en- 
listed in the V-5 Program have re- 
ceived letters from th<> Navy offer- 
ing them a" chance to lake a dis- 
charge, on the understanding that 
if they were ever dropped from 
flight training, they would be 
placed in arty service the Navy 
might designate. Professor Ken- 
driek interpreted this simply as a 
move to protect the Navy's inter- 
est and that it is not indicative 
of a curtailment of the "V train- 
ing programs. In fact, the Navy 
will doubtless keep the programs 
open for some time in order to 
build up a strong reserve of 
trained officers. 

Although the Navy V-5 is closed 
at the present, there are many 
openings still available in Army 

Next November, the V-12 and 
A-12 qualifying examinations will 
be given at the College. The suc- 
cessful candidates will probably be 
called in March, if they are in the 
Navy, while the Army will not call 
its men until they reach their 18th 

Last week .Neal C. Clark '46 
and M. Kenneth Morse '45 were 
called into V-5, while Richard C. j 
Johnstone '44 and Walter S. Don- \ 
ahue '44 were called to Paris 
Island for training in Ihe Marines. 

The V-7 men who are still in! 
college are having military drill j 
three times a week under the in- 
struction of Ensign Christie of the 
Radar School. 

Robert R. Rudy 46, Eric Nor- 
wich '46, and Charles A. Jordan 
'47 passed the A-12 test and were 
invited to enter the Army Special- 
ized Training Program prior to 
their being called into active ser- 
vice when they become 18. 

Students are reminded that they 
can register for the draft on the 
third floor of Massachusetts Hall. 
Their cards will be sent to their 
local draft boards, thus eliminat- 
ing the expense and wasted time | 
involved in a trip home. 

Men who want to apply for de- 
ferment oeeause of pre-medical 
work, or because of a scienc< ma- 
jor should see Professor Kendrick 
about the procedure. Certification 
by the college that the applicant 
is in good standing is required in 
addition to the man's own request. 

The Naval Office of Public Rela- 
tions announced that Julian E. 
Woodworth, Class of '43. was re- 

Editor Finds Amusing News And 
Advertisements In ORIENT Of 1896 


who were recently called out of college for training with the Marine 
Corps Reserve. 

Dean's List 

[ Continued from Page I ] 

John T. Caiulneld 
Walter S. Donahue, Jr. 
George J. Kern 

George C. Branche, Jr. 
Rolfe E. Glover 
Frank H. Gordon 
Eric E. Hhrshler 
M. A. Lehrman 
Dana Little 
Rooert W. Seeley, Jr. 
Edward F. Snyder 
David M. Towle 
L. W. Cooper 
Charles W. Curtis 
David Demaray 
Lewis P. Fickett. Jr. 
George A. Coffin 

C. Arthur Hiebert 
S. Lifshitz 

John F. Magee 
Robert C. Miller 
Paul W. Moran 
Morton F. Page 
W. H. Rosenberg 
K. M. Schubert 
David T. Stark 
J. A. Thurston, Jr. 
B. M. Toscani 

D. S. 

Sun Rises 

£ Continued from Page I ] 

with HlroMto!" Japs pop up all 
around. You shoot these, collect 
your souvenirs and return. 


The green Marine tried it. The 
one with the trophy collection 
watched for him rather anxiously 
wondering whether his joke might 
not go too far. Soon the Marine 
returned looking dejected. 

"What's the matter? Did you do 
as I told you?" 

"Yeah, but when I jumped up 
and yelled To Hell Hi.ohito!' 
a bunch of Japs jumped up and 
hollered To Hell with!' 
and I couldn't shoot ail those good 

The audience enjoyed this al- 
moat as much us a qui>;> by Presi- 
dent Sills about the Ciuest of 
Honor. Mrs. Sills. Said the' 
President. "Mrs. Sills has noth- 
ing to say; which is quite un- 

cently commissioned an ensign in 
the Naval Air Corps, following 
completion of his flight training at 
Pensacote, Florida. 

Coit Butler '44 was recently ap- 
pointed an aviation cadet in the 
Navy and transferred to the Naval 
Air Training Station at Pensa.cola 
for intermediate flight training. 

James R. West '36 has been pro- 
moted to first lieutenant at Selman 
Field. Monroe^ La., where he is 
flight commander and navigation 
instructor in the advanced Navi- 
gator School. 



• • 


American flyers with tha RAF ara 
raining demolition bomb* on Nazi 
cities today. These instruments of 
destruction so important in razing 
Nazi war plants, interrupting rail- 
road transportation and other war 
objectives, range now unto several 

The 500-pound demolition Bomb is 
one of the lighter ones. Bands are 
attached to facilitate handling and 
the fins are not attached until the 
Bomb reacttes the airfield, because 
bending would injure accuracy. 
They cost up to $500. Your pur- 
I chase of War Bonds through the 
Payroll Savings Plan will help pro- 
vide Bombs for our airmen. Let's 
"Top that Ten Percent'* 

V. S. lr«u*rj Df}ortau*t 

Sometime ago, one of oar re- 
porters made as a present of the 
ORIENT issue of March 18, 1896, 
of which John Clair Minot '96 was 
editor-in-chief. This handsome 
publication was bound in magazine 
form and issued every alternate 
Wednesday during the collegiate 
year. We noticed at once that it 
contained far more advertismg 
than the present ORIENT, a la- 
mentable fact, but one due to the 
difference in times rather than in 
personnel, we feel sure. One very 
colorful advertisement publicized 
the superiority of "Strat ton's Rus- 
sian Gut Violin Strings," sold by 
John F. Stratton & Sou, Importers 
and Proprk'tors of Walker Street, 
N. Y. "Genuine and the only Gen- 
uine 'Russian Gut' Violin Strings, 
No Dealer or Musician need be 
bothered by poor Strings if he de- 
sires to buy Good Ones," which 
seems very logical and straight- 

■ Opposite the editorial page is 
the following list of entrance re- 
quirements to the freshman class: 
Latin Grammar, including Pros- 
ody; Latin Prose Composition; 
Caesar -Gallic War, Books I-IV; 
Cicero-Orations against Catiline, 
for the Poet Archias and the.Man- 
ilian Law; Virgil — Aeneid, Books 
1-VI; Translation at sight of easy 
passages from Caesar and Cicero; 
Greek Grammar; Greek Prose 
Composition; Xenophon — Anaba- 
sis, Books I-IV; Homer — Iliad, 
Books I-II; Translation at sight of 
easy passages from Xenophon ; 
Ancient Geography; Outlines of 
Greek and Roman History; Arith- 
metic, especially common and 
decimal fractions, interest, square 
root, and the metric system; Al- 
gebra, as far as logarithms in 
Wentworth's Treatise; Plane Ge- 
ometry; and English Grammar 
and Composition. Quite a bit dif- 

! ferent from present day require- 

j ments! 

On the same page we noted with 

i much envy that total regular col- 

! lege chargt s-vvore $110, that board 

"is obtained in town at $3 to $4 a 

j week. Other necessary expenses 

I will probably amount to $40 a 

jyear. Students can, however, by 

forming clubs under good manage- 

i ment, very materially lessen the 

cost of living." 

Continuing, we discovered that 
the Editorial Notes lamented the 
fact that "Public debates seem to 
have gone entirely out of fashion 
at Bowdoin. The ORIENT regrets 
this, and wishes that our college 
would take its place among ihose 
which are reviving this form of 

Then followed a number of 

"The ORIENT would like to 

"What would be the result if 
we worker! as hard through all the 
year as we shall for the next two 
weeks ; 

"Why we cannot truly appreci- 
ate tne happy, unconventional, Bo- 
hemian life we lead in the old 
dormitories until we hatve to leave 
it forever; 

"If there was ever a term be- 
fore when so many students dis- 
appeared from the campus toward 
home or elsewhere for Saturday 
and Sunday; 

"If 7.50 a.m. instead of 8.20 as 

the hour for chapel would not 
meet with popular approval next 

"If any mortal has been more 
envied. the past week or two than 
the young man possessing a best 
girl, a horse, and a sleigh." 

Here appears a certain similari- 
ty between the present day and al- 
most fifty years ago 

The ORIENT was as much a 
literary as a news publication in 
1896, for we find the following bits 
of -verse in its columns: 

Echo and I 
1: Investing in a suit of clothes. 
At any difference I connive 
Between a thirty-dollar suit 
And one we get for twenty- 

— Eesto Five 

1: The great election's near at 
And, when its outcome is de- 
Who'll be the nation's Presi- 
What name with pride will 
Bowdoin read? 

Echo: Bowdoin Reed. 
1 : What shall we do to naughty 
Whose wrath has made her 

Make her apologize again? 
Or give her punishment com- 
EeJso: Punishment complete. 
The Reportorial Blow 
Daughter dear, now how is this; 
You shocked me by the sight; 
Why did you that reporter kiss 
Who wrote the ball last night? 

Mamma dear, my reason's this: 

You told me long ago 

To always grve a smile and kiss 

When I received a Wow. 

Under a column entitled "*Col- 
legii Tabula," there were several 
interesting and amusing items. 

"Dissection is the order of the 
f day at Adams Hall. 

"Sub-Freshmen have been num- 
erous on the campus of late. 

"The Bugle editors hope to have 
the volume out early next term. 

The recent fresiiet procured 
havoc within the college boat- 

The lack of electric light kept 
the library closed evenings for a 
month or more. 

"The opera at Lewiston last 
Saturday evening offered an ex- 
cuse for numerous students to 
visit that city. 

"Bowdoin is invited to send her 
bicycle riders to the meet of the 
Harvard 'Cycling Association, for 
college riders only, on June 3d. 
There will be six events. 

"A Cincinnati book-dealer has 
the following note, dated 1880. 
from Mrs. Harriet Bother St>-.w*; 
'You are right as to 'Uncle Tom's 
Cabin;' it was not written on Wal- 
nut Hills, but in the old Titeomb 
house in Brunswick, Me. It took 
Maine air and vigor, added to 
Cincinnati and Kentucky 
enee, to perfect that work. " 

And in an exchange column we 
discovered these bits of humort ?>: 

A Foot-ball Tragedy 
She clung to him, the game was 
Content was in her soul; 

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Pictures Of Early Bowdoin Athletic Teams 

Schmalz Hurls 3-Hitter Morrell Attends 
As Bowdoin Triumphs Athletic Conference 

Obstacle Course 

l Continued from Page ~t~*\ 
found D. I). Distongay, troubled 
with his hearing, because the many 
confusing commands and orders at 
the course had made him doubt his 

Also regaining his health fast 
Was D T. Strong, who declined an 
Interview because he was busily 
engaged reading a l>ook entitled 
"Hydraulic Logic,'' and trying not 
to be bothered with repeated quips 
from one But Y. Drill, who has a 
secret formula for making dubious 

However, it was the intention 
Of the "Orient" to get the straight 
facts concerning the multitude of 
breakdowns in the calisthenics 
classes, .and so for those who have 
not had the enjoyable experience 
of traveling through Pickard 
Field's feature attraction, a short 
description follows of the horrors 
of the obstacle course. Certainly 
that is where the root of all the 
trouble lies. 

Daring adventurers who venture 
forth onto the death-trap grounds 
•re first greeted by several en- 
couraging signs to the effect that 
only seven men have come through 


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the course alive. Close observers 
also note that an ambulance is al- 
ways at hand for those who come 
out with a chance of survival. 

The obstacle first encountered is 
a 25 feet ditch modeled after the 
famous Grand Canyon in Colorado, 
with an abundance of scenic beau- 
ty, and a registered nurse at the 
bottom for those who fall into the 
unmeasured depths. Next follows a 
replica of the Golden Gate Bridge 
tat least so it seems to a certain 
disillusioned junior) which is de- 
signed to be crossed without using 
hands, feet, or body. Then after 
hurdling twenty" obstructions each 
ten feet in height, a tall structure 
looms up which'makes the empire 
state building look puny. This 
tower-like affair is scaled by 
means of ladders with rungs at 15 
foot intervals (100 rungs up, 100 
rungs down), and mountaineers 
are urged to jump down on the 
other side from the second rung 
to the top. (This was done once, 
and the poor sucker developed 

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such terrific m velocity hurtling 
through space, and his body was 
then pressed so deep into the 
earth, that extensive excavations 
have not as yet uncovered his re- 

Following this stratospheric 
climb, ccmes a maze of paths pur- 
posely erected to confuse the is- 
sue. This maze, in turn, reveals a 
barbed-wire fence and sand-bag 
emplacement which hides several 
threatening machine gun nesis. 
Having disposed of this opposition 
by means of some handy hand- 
grenades, the struggling straggler 
is obliged to pull himself through 
an amount of quicksand before he 
can face his real test for strength, 
the big high-light of the whole 

"The Ropes," built to scale from 

[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

By getting their six hits when 
they would do the most good, Bow- 
doin outdistanced the Naval Air 
Station, 8-3, in a short five inning 
game, Thursday, August 12. Chan 
Schmalz, on the mound for Bow- 
doin, held the Air Station team to 
three hits until the fifth inning, 
when the game was called because 
of darkness. With three runs in 
the first inning and two in the sec- 
ond. Bowdoin was never in serious 

The score: 

Bowdoin ab r h o a 

Maclntyre, 3b . . . 3 1 1 

Huleatt, ss 1 1 4 

Clark, cf, lb 2 1 2 

Means, 2b 2 2 1 1 

Knight, rf 3 1 2 

Devine, If 2 1 2 

Kehlenbach, lb . . 2 5 

Carey, cf 1 

Page, c 1 1 6 1 

Schmalz, p 1 1 

Totals 18 8 6 15 5 

Naval Air Station ab r h o a 

Skiba, 2b, ss 3 1 3 

Miggins, ss, p 2 1 2 2 

Ra'zak. rf. 2b . . . 3 1 

Meyers, cf 3 1 

Bielski, 3b 2 1 

Clifford, lb 2 9 o 

Brace, If 2 1 

Cappillo. c 2 

Hogan, p. rf . 2 1 

Totals 21 2 3 12 6 

New England Colleges 
Meet To Discuss The 
Wartime Sports Front 

Scholarship Fund 

{ Continued from Page x ] 
members i»eriodically through the 
secretary-treasurer, and gifts will 
be gratefully received by him at 
any time. 

J On Saturday, August 7, in Bos- 
ton, there was held a meeting of 
[the Association of New England 
i Colleges for Conferences on Alhle- 
;1ics, at which tiowdoin was ic|>re- 
sented by Mai Morrell, director of 
athletics. Few definite decisions 
were reached as to the future of 
intercollegiate athletics in New 
i England, but certain 1 roods were 
I noted, Mr. Morrell said. The Con- 
' ference tended to divide into tw.o 
, groups: those colleges having 
I Naval units, and those having 
I Army units, with the former more 
'likely to maintain already estah- 
I lished teams. 

Following are those colleges 

i which indicated that they would 

continue intercollegiale football: 

•Dartmouth, Connecticut. Harvard, 

1 Middlebury. Bates, Coast Guard, 

Maine, Brown, W. P. I., lufts, 


Yale, and Rhode Island. 

If possible, basketball will be 
continued at IVrtmotith, Connec- 
ticut, Harvard. Middlebury, Bates, 
Trinity, Coast Guard, Maine, 
Brown, W. P. I., Tufts. Yale, and 

Those favoring the continuance 
of soccer were Dartmouth, Con- 
necticut, Harvard, Coast Guard, 
Brown. W. P. I., and Tufts. 

Cross Country will be maintain- 
ed at Dartmouth, Connecticut, 
Harvard, W. P. I., Yale, M. I. T., 
and B. U. 

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Huleatt, Means Lead 
Aggressive Offense 
Of Big White Nine 

On Saturday afternoon, July 31, 
at Pickard Field, the Big White 
baseball nine took over an All-Star 
team from the Meteorology unit, 
6-3, in what proved to be one of 
the feature attractions of the 
Open Post Weekend. 

Bowdoin lost little time in pick- 
ing up an early lead. Bill Macln- 
tyre stole second after being hit by 
a pitched ball, scoring soon on a 
single by Dick Means, the latter al- 
so crossing the plate on a single by- 
Waller Finnagan. In the second in- 
ning the Polar Bears again tallied 
as Mort Page, drawing a walk and 
stealing second, came home on 
Tom Huleatt's single to center 

Sutton, Fisher, and Prescott 
scored for the Army in the third, 
sixfh, and eighth innings, but this 
was not enough to overcome the 
Big White lead. 

Charlie Kehlenbach's single in 
the sixth brought in Walt Dona- 
hue, and Bowdoin added two more 
in the next frame on hits by Hul- 
eatt and Maclntyre, aided by nu- 
merous errors. Prize play of the 
game came in this inning when 
Huleatt reached first on a clean 
single to short left, and then went 
all the way around the bases and 
crossed home plate standing up as 
the Army boys threw the ball all 
over the infield. 

Chan Schmalz, pitching all but 
the last inning, gave up only three 
hits and was in very little danger 
throughout the game. Tom Hul- 
eatt and Dick Means led the Bow- 
doin attack with two hits apiece in 
four trips to the plate. 

Army All Stars ab r h o a 

Kane, ss 1 

Sutton, ss 3 1 1 1 1 

Lempert, 2b 3 1 1 1 

Mosney, lb 2 4 

Fisher, lb 2 1 7 

Wl'by, cf 4 1 

Btisle, rf 2 

Mason, If 2 

Errico, 3b 2 

Russell. 3b 2 

Jines, If 

Shepp, 2b 1 1 4 

Preeoott, c l l o 4 

King, c 2 5 1 

K'sbuck, p. 1 1 2 

K'kush, p 3 3 

Totals 31 3 3 24 12 

Bowdoin ab r h o a 

Huleatt, ss 4 1 2 3 4 

Mdnt'o, If 3 2 1 1 

J'nstune, 2b 4 3 3 

Means, rf 4 1 2 1 

F'nigan, cf ...... 4 1 2 ,0 

Donahue, 3b 4 1 1 1 5 

KTImch, lb 3 1 8 

Clark, lb 1 2 

Page, c 31 6 

Schm'ltz, p 3 3 

Balxxck, p 

Totals 33 6 8 27 15 

Score by innings: 

Army .. 10 10 1 0-3 

Bowdoin ..210001200 8 

Dartmouth was the only college 
indicating that it would continue 

Discussion arose over the ques- 
tion of holding athletic contests on 
Sunday, some being in favor of 
this procedure, others being op- 
posed. There was also the ques- 
tion of charging admittance to 
servicemen, the majority feeling 
that servicemen should pay 50 
percent of the established price. 

Mai Morrell said that Bowdoin 
has made no absolute decision to 
continue or abandon intercolle- 
giate athletics. Present circum- 
stances ar.? hardly favorable to the 
maintenance of regular teams and 
schedules, he said, but the athletic- 
department does not wish to give 
up intercollegiate contests unless 
absolutely necessary. 


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Wed.-Thurs. Aug. 25-26 

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VARIETY . . . . . 

By Alan S. Perry 

Despite the presence of war throughout the world, there 
is still a strong chance of a calendar revision to take effect in 
1945. The plan, which has already been 'adopted by 14 gov- 
ernments, calls for several more holidays annually, the great- 
er part of them falling on Mondays. Sounds like bigger and 
better weekends. . . . 

Talk in the air of a "social week- 
end" before the summer runs cmt 
brings back memories of old 
Houseparty days, those famed oc- 
casions when dates came from all 
corners of the globe and took up 
residence in Brunswick for the 
better part of a week. . . . The 
recent action of the State of Geor- 
gia in lowering the age require- 
ment for voting to eighteen is 
evoking widespread comment. If a 
man Ls old enough to fight, the 
argument runs, he's old enough to 
vote. Sounds logical, but there is 
still a large difference in the ma- 
turity needed to take a pot-shot at 
a Jap or a German and that neces- 
sary to distinguish a bad politician 
from a good one. . . . The Ath- 
letic Department might do well to 
send out applications for tickets 
for the first post-war Maine game. 
All who leave invariably express 
the intention of returning for that 
gala weekend. . . . Unconfirmed 
rumor division: The College will 
soon sponsor another Faculty-Stu- 
dent picnic this time with real 
clams. . . . Thoughts before drift- 
ing into the welcome arms of Mor- 
pheus: 1, Wonder won't a lot of 
college and universities maintain 
the three-term year after the bat- 
tle is over? It sure would be a 

Errors: Sutton 3, Lempert. Ma- 
son, Jines, Shepp, Prescott, John- 
stone, Donahue, Kehlenbach. Sch- 
malz. Two .base hit: Maclntyre. 
Base on balls: off Schmaltz 3, off 
Babcock 2, off Rasback 1. Struck 
out: by Schmaltz. •">, Rasback 4, 
Karukush 1. Hits: ofi" Schmaltz, 3 
in 3 innings; off Fia brook, none in 
1 inning; off Rasback, 3 in 3 in- 
nings, olf Karukush, 5 in 5 in- 

Stolen bases: Maclntyre, Finna- 
gan, Donahue, Page, Shepp. Hit by 
pitcher: by Schmalz (Lempert I; 
by Rasback (Maclntyre). Wild 
pitches: Schmaltz 2. Left on bases: 
Army 7, by Bowdoin 5. Winning 
pitcher: Schmaltz. Losing pitcher: 
Rasback. Umpires: GarnaJcos, 
MacArthur. Time: 2:40. 

help to many students, especially 
those would-be professional men, 
to whom a bachelor's degree is 
merely the beginning of several 
years of concentrated study. 2. 
Why not an issue of the "Quill" 
this summer? There must be some 
literary talent left on campus, in- 
cluding any Army Meteors who 
might bo interested in contribut- 
ing. 3. It's too bad that Bruns- 
wick doesn't possess a nice, com- 
fortable inn. There are rumors fly- 
ing about that such a one might 
come into existence after the war. 
4. Wonder does anyone every buy 
an Italian Sandwich these days? 
They were sure popular a few sea- 
sons back and were actually a meal 
in themselves. . . . The work on 
the grade crossing downtown will 
indeed constitute a major improve- 
ment in town when the job is fin- 
ished. Now if the Chamber of Com- 
merce could only induce the Maine 
Central to make its trains arrive 
here on time, then conditions 
would approximate perfection.... 
Ten years ago, bottled beer was 
sold in the Union. Many of the un- 
dergraduate body undoubtedly 
wish that the practice might be re- 
vived on some of these warm sum- 
mer evenings. . . . The govern- 
ment, via gestOPA channels, has 
announced that plastic and glass 
ration tokens will soon appear to 
enable retailers to make change 
for ration stamps. Thus, something 
else will be added to the conglom- 
eration that is already deposited in 
milady's pocket l>ook. . . . The lat- 
est "Esquire" carries an advertise- 
ment for a book entitled, "Famous 
Hussies of History." The author is 
Albert Payson Terhune. long fa- 
mous for his sympathetic stories 
about flogs. From canines to glam- 
orous sirens seems to be a pretty 
big step or is it? . . . Things 
have come to such a pass that a 
body can hardly pick up the Sun- 
day paper without catching the pic- 
ture of someone he knows who is 
being married. One also sees sev-. 
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[ Continued from Page 2 ] 
"Dear heart. I'm very happy now 
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And tried to keep a laugh back ; 
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For I am only half-back." 
— University of Chicago Weekly 
Professor— How would you 
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The War Price and Rationing Board which serve* Brunswick te 
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Wednesday. Mr. Guy Patterson is chairman. The Board members 
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canned fish, are rationed, obtainable with T U V red cou- 
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Coupons No. 5 may be used through September 30. 
Coupons No. 6 in "A" book valid through November 21. All 
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after leaving. Books of deceased persons should also be turn- 
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War Ration Stamp No. 13 in. Ration Book One, now valid 
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Open 8.30 a. m. to 5 p. m. ev- 
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Superintendent of Schools 

Open 8-12 a.m., 1-4.30 p.m.. 
Closed Saturdays and Sundays. 


Lobby open 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 
p.m.; Sundays 7.00 a.m to 10.00 
p.m. Stamp , Parcel Post, open 
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The art of camouflage is nr,t con- 
fined to military objects as witness 
here its application to household 
equipment. At first fiance scarcely 
anyone could think the item at the 
left is a radio— yet that is just what 
It is. Its business unit is enclosed 
within a cabinet which is an authen- 
tic reproduction of a major league 
baseball. It is dialed as shown and 
the sound escapes through aper- 
tures at top and bottom. Confusing. 
too, is the electric heater pictured at 
the right, for It could easily be mis- 
taken for a radio. A distinguishing 
feature of the heater is a fan which 
blows the hot air away from the 
heating element. 

Boy . . . don't you wish we 
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My pop says all us kids 

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» 1 

Obstacle Course 

[ Continued from Page j ] 
a plan in the "Hangman's Quarter- 
ly," not only afford a chance for 
using every human muscle (plus 
several inhuman ones), but also 
make if possible to put an end to 
one's tortures by dropping off 
at the right moment and thereby 
being blessed with a broken neck. 
"The Ropes" require above all else 
endurance, for it is not with im- 
patience that the climber can pull 
himself up fifty feet of rope and 
then traverse a horizontal bar 
suspended in the heavens. 

Not much is left after "The 
Ropes," only three minor hind- 
rances — t!wo^>f which have not been 
given names, and "The Wall." The 
first of the two unnamed ones is 
a trip through several layers of 
discarded packing crates (that 
have the sides removed) for the 
purpose of strengthening morale. 
(It's easy). "The Wall," which 
used to be tougher than anything, 
will now hardly be considered an 
obstacle since a door is to be built 
in. And last comes a group of hor- 
izontal poles placed 15 inches off 
the ground, which have to be 
crawled under without being 

Thds it is only a bunch of logs 
and boards, nailed together by 
such well-intentioned men as Z. K. 
Krimansky that are making more 
history at Bowdoin thnn many 
elaborate brick structures. 

Registration Service 

[ Continued from Page i ] 
training centers, and published in 
the alumni magazines of the re- 
spective colleges; and (3) that 
each alumnus who learns of this 
program is requested to get in 
touch with local leaders of other 
alumni groups in his city to work 
out with them the methods of 
setting up the local College Reg- 
istration Center and making it ef- 

"At the outset it was decided to 
establish Centers in several cities 
and prove the value of the Service 
versities to participate, but as in- 
before asking all colleges and uni- 
formation got around several 
wrote jn asking to be included. 

"As soon as it became clear that 
the College Registration Centers 
were serving a useful and worth 
while purpose the subcommittee 
asked the Association of American 
Colleges to take over the Service 
in order to make it available to all 
colleges and universities and to 
bring about the opening of Cen- 
ters in as many cities as possible 
close to the more than five hun- 
dred camps and training centers 
now existing in the United States. 

"The Board of Directors of that 
Association promptly approved of 
taking on the responsibility for the 
rapid expansion of College Regis- 
tration Service on a sound basis, 
because the Service clearly comes 
under one of the Association's 
purposes, namely, 'the prosecution 
of such plans as may make more 
efficient the institutions included 
in its membership.' " 

More than 80 colleges and uni- 
versities are now numbered among 
the participating institutions. 

Registration Centers, as of June 
1, are located at the following 
places: Atlanta, Georgia, AWVS 
Headquarters, 294 '^ Peach tree 
Street, N.E.; Baltimore, Maryland, 
Emerson Hotel; Biloxi, Mississippi, 
Chamber of Commerce Building; 
Buffalo, New York, Hotel Sutler, 
Niagara Square; Burlington, Ver- 
mont, Hotel Vermont, Main 
Street; Cleveland, Ohio, Hotel 
Statler; Dayton, Ohio, Biltmore 
Hotel, 210 .North Main Street; 
Denver, Colorado, Brown Palace 
Hotei; Fresno. California, Hotel 
California; Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, Penn Harris Hotel; Indian- 
apolis, Indiana, Claypool Hotel; 
Jacksonville, Florida, George 
Washington Hoteh>=vJCansas City, 
Missouri, Continental Hotel, 11th 
and Baltimore Streets; Los Ange- 
les, California, (1) USO Club Of- 
fices, Pacific Mutual Bldg. (2) 
Biltmore Hotel, (3) Ambassador 
Hotel (4) Union Terminal; Louis- 
ville. Kentucky, Brown Hotel. 
Fourth and Broadway; Miami, 
Florida, Columbus Hotel; Mon- 
roe, Louisiana, Hotel Frances; 
Nashville, Tennessee, Hermitage 
Hotel, 6th Avenue North; Newark, 
New Jersey, Robert Treat Hotel; 
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 
Hotel Roger Smith, Livingston 
Avenue; New London, Connecti- 
cut, Mohican Hotel; New Orleans, 
Louisiana, Roosevelt Hotel; Nor- 
folk, Virginia, Monticello Hotel; 
Old Point Comfort, Virginia, 
Chamberlain Hotel; Providence, 
Rhode Island, Providence Bilt- 
more Hotel; St. Louis, Missouri, 
AWVS Headquarters, 215 Corona- 
do Hotel; San Francisco, Califor- 
nia, The Palace Hotel; Seattle, 
Washington, (1) Service Men's 
Club, 1322-2nd Avenue (2) Offi- 
cers Information Service. 417 Uni- 
versity Street; and Springfield, 
Massachusetts, Kimball Hotel. 

Centers are expected to be 
opened in most, if not all, of the 
following cities where local alumni 
have been asked to act: 

Albany, Georgia; Amarillo, 
Texas; Arlington, Virginia; As- 
bury Park, New Jersey; Atlantic 
City, New Jersey; Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana; Battle Creek, Michi- 
gan; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Massa- 
chusetts; Brownsville, Texas; 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 
Charlestown, South Carolina; 
Chattanooga, Tennessee; Chicago, 

Mustard and 


By Don Koughan 

WE were stewing in the Hole 
the other night with our friends 
Punchy and The Reaper, and dis- 
cussing the desirability of women. 
Now in recent times the appella- 
tion of "undesirable" has come to 
be used in connection with some 
of our fairer friends; this we do 
not feel to be strictly straightfor- 
ward. Surely, those who love us 
could hardly be placed cold- 
bloodedly in the .category of the 
"undesirable." And what of those 
who respect us? Are they to be 
considered "undesirable'' morely 
because they inflate our ego? Nay, 
gentle reader, say not so. What, 
then, is to be the criterion in the 
determination of "undesirability"? 

THIS is a question of great 
moment. Such implications are 
a Mot on the escutcheon of 
womanly honor that scarcely 
doe* credit to our gentlemanly 
code of ethics. Who knows but 
What the dears consider same of 
us to be "undesirable"? Gad, 
what an idea! It appals us just 
to think of it. But to get back 
to our original argument. What 
are we to use as a negative , 
yardstick of desirability? No- 
body in the Hole seemed to have 
the answer, so we turned to Ted, 
the omniscient tapster. But for 
some reason he misunderstood 
the import of our question, and 
brought up another Pick. Which 
we drank. 

m-c , 
HAVING been given the public 
rebuke in Chapel the other day, 
we are completely squelched. It 
seems that the President took up 
the challenge of our recent Quip 
Modest, and made with the Re- 
tort Courteous. We are deeply 
grateful for the President's kind 
interest in our crusades for col- 
lege activities, and apologize for 
what might have been interpreted 
as a Reproof Valiant. 
THERE sems to be some- 
thing in the air these days of a 
most intriguing nature. It ap- 
pears that some courageous lad 
figured that we ought to have a 
houseparty just for old time's 
sake. When we heard this, our 
eyes were immediately filled 
with remeniscent tears. We have 
always thought of hmis* uarties 
as being strictly desirable af- 
fairs. After all, why not a 
houseparty ? The "open-post" 
week-end sponsored by the 
Army, we hear, was entirely 
successful from anybody's view- 
point; this should certainly act 
as a precedent for a civilian 
week-end of a similar nature. 
And what of those undergradu- 
ates who are to be with us only 
for this current trimester? We 
just can't let them go without a 
taste of the old days. It wouldn't 
have to be a big houseparty, 
Dean, just a little one . . . 
WELL, it seems wo are on Pro 
again. Come to think of it, we 
have been on Pro for the greater 
part of our stay on Campus. We 
never overcut, we never get drunk 
— well hardly ever — , we never 
raise hell. We just flunk Fresh- 
man Math perpetually, so we are 
always on Pro. It has arrived at a 
point where the Dean no longer 
sends for us; we just report at the 
end of every semester. And fiow we 
understand that the President is 
no longer chiding the major wanv 
ing boys. We miss the little chats. 

PARDON us while we bore 
you, but we heard a neat ex- 
planation of the recent week of 
Gothic weather. We met a guy 
from South Boston Saturday 
night who had the situation 
cased. "It's the shootin'," he in- 
sisted, "allatime shootin'." 
"Hows that. Jack?" we in- 
quired. "It's no good. All 'at 
guns, an' stuff. Busts up the 
clouds like. So what happens. 
Allatime— rain." We left him 
holding up the Eagle. 

Columbia, South Carolina; Cor- 
pus Christi, Texas; Dcs Moines, 
Iowa; Detroit, Michigan; Evan- 
ston, Illinois; Fayetteville, North 
Carolina; Fort Leavenworth, Kan- 
sas; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort 
Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Wayne, 
Indiana; Galveston, Texas; Green- 
ville, South Carolina; Hamilton, 
■New York; Holyoke, Massachu- 
setts; Houston, Texas; Jamestown, 
Rhode Island; Junction City, Kan- 
sas; Key West, Florida; Lexington, 
Virginia; Macon, Georgia; Niag- 
ra Falls, New York; Oklahoma 
City, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; 
Palm Beach, Florida; Pasadena, 
California; Pinehurst, North Caro- 
lina; Portland, Maine; Richmond, 
Virginia; Rochester, New York; 
Sacramento, California: Salt Lake 
City, Utah; San Diego, California; 

Sandusky, Ohio; Santa Ana, Cali- 
fornia; Savannah, Georgia; Seat- 
tle, Washington; San Antonio, 
Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; 
South Bend, Indiana; Southern 
Pines, North Carolina; Spokane, 
Washington; Tampa, Florida; 
Tullahome, Tennessee ; Tucson, 
Arizona; Washington, D. C; Waco, 
Texas; Watertown, New York; 
Honolulu, Hawaii; London, Eng- 
land; Algiers, N. Africa; Brisbane, 
Ausstralia; and Sydney, Austra- 







VOL. LXXIII (73rd Year) 


NO. 10 

Robert Hale Speaks On International Organization 

Senior Weekend Festivities Begin With Informal House Dances 

Masque And Gown Will 
Present Kinnard's Play 

By Paul W. Mnran 
Tuesday, August 


in the 


Moulton Union, the Masque and 
Gown held a smoker at which the 
members elected officers for the 
Rail term.- It was recommended 
by the retiring executive commit- 
tee that the usual members-at- 
large on the new executive com- 
mittee be abolished for the dura- 
tion and that the production advi- 
sor from the senior class likewise 
be abolished. Elected to the presi- 
dency was Donald Koughan; Sec- 
retary, Frederick Gregory; Pro- 
duction Manager, Robert Em- 
mons; Publicity Manager, Dana 
Little; Business Manager, Chand- 
ler Schmalz. . 

About fifteen men signed up for 
work with the Masque and Gown 
during the Fall or Winter season. 
Jack Kinnard's play, originally 
titled "Tomorrow's Yesterday," 
and now entitled "And Miles 
Around," was announced as the 
next production to be presented, , 
if possible, in connection with 
Father's Day late in October, and 
on recommendation of Director 
Quinby it was decided to cast the 
play outside of the Masque and 
Gown membership, with the mem- 
bers devoting themselves to pro- 
duction, publicity, or business de- 
tails. Through the generosity of 
the Brunswick school committee, 
the stage of the Longfellow School 
will be available for the produc- 
tion of Kinnard's play late in i 

The retiring president, Craw- 
ford B. Thayer, who has been ex- 
tremely active as playwright, ac- 
tor, and publicity man during his 
time at college, has gone to the 
■ University of Iowa for graduate 

"And Miles Around" 'was writ- 
ten by Jack Kinnard '41 the year 
after he left college. He wrote 
one-act plays at college, one of 
which was produced in the one-act 
play contest during his senior 
year. While associated with the 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,- Theatre 
as scene designer, he wrote a one- 
act play which was produced by 
Jasper Deeter at his famous 
Hedgerow Theatre outside Phila- 

Encouraged by this success, Kin- 
nard wrote his first full-length 
play which he offered the Masque 
and Gown for production last sum- 
mer. This play, 'Tomorrow's 
Yesterday," was rejected by the 
executive committee, inasmuch as 
the Masque and Gown was spon- 
soring a contest for undergradu- 
ates which resulted in the produc- 
tion of Carmichael's "Shepherd of 
My People," and one tryout was as 
much as the organization felt 
capable of attempting at the time. 
The Kinnard script was shelved 
for the winter and came up for re- 
consideration last Spring. During 
this time Kinnard had been sent 
with the Army Air Force, of which 
he is a civilian employee, to for- 
eign duty, and he submitted the 
script to the Dock Street Thea- 
ter's play competition in Charles- 
town, South Carolina, and to the 
Hedgerow Theatre. 

It was one of the top half-dozen 
manuscripts in the Dock Street 
competition and was accepted for 
production by Jasper Deeter in 
May. The play has been a part of 
the regular repertory at the 
Hedgerow Theater for the past 
three months, with Jasper Deeter 
playing a leading role, and has at- 

[ Continued on Page 4 1 

Graduation Exercises 
Will Be Held In Chapel 

About 25 Men Will 
Receive Degrees 
At Brief Ceremony 

Graduation exercises for ap- 
proximately 25 men will be held 
in the Chapel at noon on Satur- 
day, September 25. The ceremony 
will be a very simple one, similar 
to that of a year ago. Seniors will 
assemble outside the library, and 
then follow members of the 
Boards and the Faculty in proces- 
sion to the Chapel, where bachelor 
degrees will be conferred by 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills. 

The commencement luncheon 
will be held at 1.00 p.m. at the 
Walker Art Building, where the 
President and Mrs. Sills will re- 
ceive informally. Tickets for this 
luncheon may be procured at the 
Alumni Secretary's office. 

Seniors may obtain commence- 
ment announcements from Thom- 
as A. Cooper at the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon House. 

Seniors' Last Chapel will be 
held at 12:10 p.m., on Thursday, 
September 23. President Sills will 

Following are the men who are 
tentatively listed to receive their 
bachelor degrees on September 25: 

Candidates for the degree of 
bachelor of arts: Joseph Frederick 
Casey, Dorchester, Mass.; Walter, 
Scott Donahue, Jr., Milton, Mass.; 
Elroy Osborne LaCasce, Jr., Frye- 
burg; Seymour Elliot Lavitt, 
Rockville, Conn.; John Thomas 
Lord, Portland; Richard Newton 
Means, Newton Centre, Mass.; 
( Continued on Page 2 ] 

Tentative College Picnic 
Planned For Sept. 18 

Nixon Finds Boys Admitted Without 
School Diplomas Have Done Well 

The text of Dean Paul Nixon's 
talk in Chapel, Friday, August 27, 
is printed in full below: 

Last fall when President Sills 
announced that Bowdoin College 
would admit in January, as Fresh- 
men, boys who had completed only 
three and a half years of second- 
ary school, there were many 
critics. Among them were a large 
number of our own undergradu- 

Some sixty such Freshmen were 
admitted. At the end of the year 
their grades were as follows: 
16% A to A minus 
18% R plus to B minus 
82 f // C plus to C minus 
11% D plus to D minus 
16% E plus to E 
7Vr Left before the end of the 
the term. 
Clearly, we made a mistake in 
admitting some of the last 16%, a 
third of whom we had to drop. 
And we made another mistake in 
admitting those of the 7% group, 
who scholastically discouraged, 
left before the semester ended. 
But it should be added that near- 
ly all the boys mistakenly ad- 
mitted could have done decent 
work if they had set about it. 
They were temperamentally, not 
mentally, unfit. This too, should 

A faculty committee has made 
tentative plans for an udder- 
graduate picnic to be held Sat- 
urday noon, September 18. Pro- 
vided there, is fair weather, the' 
picnic will probably be held at 
Simpson's Point, and transpor- 
tation will be furnished. 

However, the plans may be 
canceled if not enough students 
signify their desire to go. A poll 
will be taken In the near future 
to find out how many want to 

Features College Dance At Zeta 
Psi House Saturday Evening 

Festivities for "Senior Weekend" begin this afternoon 
and evening with informal vie dances at the various fraternity 
houses. Highlight of the weelr end will be the college dance at 
the Zeta Psi House Saturday evening, from eight to twelve 
o'clock. This dance will be open to all civilian and military 
students at Bowdoin. 


Talk Based On Results 
Of Questionnaire Sent 
To Bowdoin Graduates 


be added, that we, and all other 
college officers, make plenty of 
such mistakes even in normal 
times and with older boys. Per- 
haps our own long experience and 
boys' school reports and psycholog- 
ical tests should make us perfect 

[ Continued on Page 3 ] 


By Phil Hoffman 

With '44s Weekend coming up 
our thoughts naturally turn .to 
music and bands. Of course, we 
won't say a word about how we 
used to see the Messers James, 
Dorsey (both), Ellington, Arm- 
strong, et al around the Hyde 
Gymnasium. No, we won't even 
mention it. That's water under 
the bridge. Everyone is set for a 
well earned good time, and that's 
one thing we never miss at. How- 
ever, it does seem to be an occa- 
sion for a moan about the current 
state of our canned music. 
When all we can get for our 
■tckeJs Is Al Dexter aad his 
Trooper* playing "Pistol PaCkta' 
Mama," we think that the 
itptkm have been plumbed and 
that something ought* be done. 
Thlak off the rising generation! 
la It to he allowed te> grow up 
bcAevteg that Al .Dexter and his 
•Ttotal I'acldn' Mama" 

with the other pickup bands now 
grinding It out are the highest 
products of American musical 
genius? Since August 1942 all 
bands that want to stay in good 
with Mr. Petrillo, and they all 
seem to, haven't been allowed to 
record. The recording compan- 
ies have stood pat. Recently the 
radio people said that they 
weren't Interested In coming to 
terms, because the ban hasn't 
hurt them financially. Finan- 
cially! How about the mangled 
aesthetic feelings of the youth 
of America? Last time they 
Hlbpped prohibition over. This 
time we're in danger of losing 
our swing. It's a vicious con- 
spiracy; that's what It Is. 

This, gentlemen, is a grave 
crisis. The only way we can have 
records made at all is by turning 
in our old discs for scrap. In re- 
turn what do we get on this prcci- 

£ Continued on Page 4 } 

Sills Favors Lowering 
Of Voting Age 

In his chapel talk on Monday, 
August 23, President Kenneth C. 
M. Sills stated his reasons for sup- 
porting the proposal that 18 year 
old luen and women should be al- 
lowed to vote in the United States. 
President Sills pointed out that 
it was a matter of simple justice 
to let those old enough to fight 
have the privilege of exercising 
the franchise. And since men at 
18 are no more matured than 
equally aged women, the privilege 
of voting should be given to all 
over 18, President Sills said. 

Coming directly from schools 
and colleges to the polls, the 
younger generation would not be 
lacking in knowledge of govern- 
ment and civics. On the contrary, 
it is President Sills' opinion that 
the 18 to 21 year age group is 
much better informed about the 
various workings of Democracy 
than many an older group of pres- 
ent voters. 

Moreover, with their instruction 
in the social sciences still fresh in 
'their minds, young men and wom- 
en, having reached their 18th 
I birthday, would for the most part 
'be much more interested to vote 
, and to be a part of their govern- 
ment, than to wait until they 
reach the legal age, at which time 
they might well have lost enthu- 

Setting the legal age at 21 is an 
1 arbitrary matter, for people are 
not alike, and maturity does not 
necessarily come with age. It is a 
'■ fact that in old Rome, boys came 
> of age at 15 and 16, and while 
this may be too young, 18 is cer- 
tainly not. Youth is not so much 
afraid of change as those of older 
generations, and it cannot be de- 
1 nied that we are living in a world 
of change. Fear from any sort of 
"youth movement," President Sills 
says, should be dismissed 

In 1920, after the World War, 
woman suffrage was granted, giv- 
ing all United States citizens over 
I Continued on Page 2 ] 

Lloyd Knight Elected 
.Student Council Head 

By Frederick W. Spauldlng 

Dean Paul Nixon gave the first 
of a series of two talks in chapel, 
Friday, September 3. entitled "Col- 
lege Failures and College Values."! 
The subject was brought forward 
by the result of a questionnaire 
sent out to Bowdoin graduates all 
over the country. The question 
asked was: "What are deep and 
lasting regrets of your college 
years — regrets of omission and 
commission, for things you could 
have done and didn't, things you 
needn't have done and did?" 

There was no unanimity in thq 
many replies received. One small 
group wished they had taken 
more courses that related to the 
business or profession they were 
in; another small group wished 
they had -taken more courses that 
had nothing to do with their life 
work. A certain other group 
wished they had made more facul- 
ty friendships; another even! 
smaller wished they hadn't made 
so many— and so the regrets went. 
Small groups who wished they had 
done one thing; others who wished 
they hadn't. Some regrets were 
more unfortunate than others. 
One non-graduate wrote, "I left 
without the definite recognized 
respect 01 anyone, professor or un- 
dergraduate." The most common 
regret of all was the regret of not 
making a more important busi- 
ness of college work— getting bel- 
ter marks. 

The Dean expressed his belief 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

The committee in charge of 
plans for the weekend, composed 
of Alan S. Perry, Samuel B. 
Wilder, and Russell P. Sweet, has 
made arrangements with Mr. Don- 
ovan D. Lancaster for the college 
guests to eat at the three frater- 
nity houses serving meals to civS 
lian students. The Theta Delta 
Chi, Alpha Delta Phi, and Kappa 
Sigma Houses will be vacated for 
the use of students' dates. All men 
living in these houses are requested 
to move out no later than three 
o'clock, Friday afternoon. 

Lloyd R. Knight "45 was elected 
president of the Bowdoin Student 
Council for the fall trimester at 
the recent elections held Tuesday, 
September 7, in the gymnasium. 
Philip H. Philbin '45 and George J. 
Kern '45 were tied for second place, 
receiving the second highest num- 
ber of votes, and the new Council 
will decide which of the two men 
will be the new vice-president. 

Other men elected to the Student 
Council are as follows: Thomas R. 
Huleatt, Jr. '45, A. Chandler 
Schmalz '45, Alfred M. Perry, Jr. 
'45, Frederick J. Gregory '45, Ian 
Maclnnes '46, George C. Branche, 
Jr. '46, Raymond C. Bourgeois '46, 
Malcolm Chamberlain '46, and 
Morton F. Page '46. 

Thomas U. Hall "44, John J. De- 
vine '44, Alan L. Michelson '46, Ed- 
ward R. Marston '46, and Edward 
F. Snyder '46 are the first five al- 

Coming Events 

Chapel Services 

Friday, Sept. 10 — The President. 

Monday, Sept. IS — Professor 

Tuesday, Sept. 14 — Professor 
Root. Hoyd Knight '45 will 

Wednesday, Sept. 15 — The Rev- 
erend Frederick W. Whittaker 
'44, Pastor of the First Parish 
Congregational Church of Yar- 
mouth. ' 

Thursday, Sept. 16 — Professor 
Kamerling. John Devine '44 will 

Friday, Sept. 17— The Dean. 

The Dance Committee agrees 
that the following regulations seem 
fair enough, since the college must 
limit this house party more than 
was customary before the war: 

(1) Guests should not arrive be- 
fore Friday noon, September 
10. Alpha Delta, Theta Delta, 
and Kappa Sigma Houses will 
be vacated for guests by three 
P.M. on Friday. 

(2) Guests are to leave by Sunday 
morning, unless, in certain 
cases train accommodations 
make it impossible to leave till 
Sunday afternoon. 

(S) Students and .their guests are 
to leave the fraternity houses 
at which Naval Officers are 
quartered by nine .o'clock on 
both Friday and Saturday 
night*, nut on both nights may 
stay at the other houses until 
one A.M. Apparently this 
would leave only four houses 
open to our guests after nine 
in the evening — Alpha Delta, 
Chi Psi, Kappa Sigma, and 
Theta Delta. 

(4) After the close of the college 
• dance on Saturday night, there 
should be no dancing at the 
houses. This would be a viola- 
tion of town ordinances. 

The College is taking a bit of a 
chance 'in sanctioning, in these war 
days, even a limited sort of house 
party. It is expected that under- 
graduates will appreciate this fact, 
abide by the ordinary rules, as well 
as by these special regulations, and 
take care that no discreditable in- 
cident occurs. 

ROBERT HALE '10, representa- 
tive to Congress from the first 
Maine district, who spoke in 
Chapel Thursday noon. . 

Chapel Address Supports 
Four-Senator Resolution 

■ — 1- A 

The honorable Robert Hale, representative in Congress 
from the first Maine district and graduate of Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1910, spoke in Chapel, Thursday noon, September 9, 
before a large gathering of students, faculty, and friends of the 
College. His brief address centered around the present world 
conflict and the formation of an international organization 
devoted to the attainment of permanent peace and order fol- 
lowing the war. President Sills introduced Mr. Hale to the 
Chapel gathering, mentioning briefly some of his achievements 
in his undergraduate career and the work that he has been 
doing this summer in support of the Ball-Burton Hatch-Hill 
resolution. The full text of Mr. Hale's address is printed 




Graduate Of Columbia, 
Had Long Service In 
First World War 

Patronesses' for the Saturday 
night dance will be Mrs,. Kenneth 1 
C. M. Sills, Mrs. Morgan B. Cush- I 
ing, Mrs. Henry L. Johnson, Mrs. j 
Thomas Means, and Mrs. Albert | 
R. Thayer. 

A further feature of the week- I 
end is a tentative baseball game j 
with Bates, to be played at Pick- 
ard Field Saturday afternoon. I 
Coach Neil Mahoney has been in- 
vestigating the possibilities of • 
scheduling this game, but at the } 
time the ORIENT went to press j 
the game was still indefinite. 

Music for Saturday's dance will 
be provided by the Clambake 
Seven, composed of students in 
the pro-meteorology unit at Bow- 
doin. This band has played at sev- 
eral of the Army dances held here 
recently. Members of the band 
are as follows: Stebbins, clarinet 
and saxophone; Red Hoffman, 
clarinet and saxophone; Cleve 
Page, tenor saxophone; Charlie 
Wood, trombone; "Brady Jim" 

(Diamond, piano; Wally Wolhagen, 
drums; and Joe Batorski, trumpet 

1 and leader. 

A list of students and their 
I dates may be found elsewhere in 
1 this issue. 

By Charles W. Curtis 

The administrative staff of the 
Army Specialized Training Unit is 
headed by Colonel Horace T. Ap- 
plington. Colonel Applington is a 
graduate of Columbia University, 
in the class of 1907. He was com- 
missioned in 1911. During World 
War I, for 15 months he saw ser- 
vice with the American Expedi- 
tionary Force. Previous to his 
coming to Bowdoin, the Colonel 
was in charge of the military units 
at Amherst, Massachusetts. Col- 
onel Applington's adjutant. Cap- 
tain Philip R. F. Danley is an 
Army Reserve Officer, graduated 
from the ' University of Illinois, 
where he was a member of the 
R.O.T.C. Unit: 'The Colonel also 
has two aides. Second Lieutenant 
Jesse W. Hackamack, from the 
University of Missouri, and Second 
Lieutenant Norman B. Sherry, a 
graduate of Dartmouth College.' 
The permanent organization, or 
cadre, as it is called, consists of 
six enlisted men, headed by Mas- 
ter Sergeant Russell W. Morrison, 
a man with 27 years of experience 
in the army. 

Most of the 199 men in the unit 
come from South Carolina, Ala- 
bama, and Florida. The group is a 
mixed one as far as education 
goes, consisting of men with high 
school educations, and varying de- 
grees of colleges educations. Col- 
leges all over the country are rep- 
resented in this group. The ma- 
jority, however, has had only a 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

Robert Hale, born and educated 

in Portland, was graduated from 

Bowoin in 1910. surhma cum 

laude. While at Bowdoin he was 

a member of Psi Upsilon and was 

elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He 

studied in England on a Rhodes 

Scholarship and received a B.A. 

degree from Oxford University in 

1912. He continued his studies at 

Harvard Law School in 1913-14, 

and was awarded an M.A. degree 

ifrom Oxford in 1921. In 1921 he 

'was given an honorary M.A. de- 

\ gree by the University of Maine. 

In 1914 he was admitted to the 
i Massachusetts barj in 1917 to the 
j Maine bar. Since/ 1917 he has 
practiced law in Portland, being a 
partner in the law firm of Verrill, 
Hale, Dana and Walker since 1920. 
He served in the Army 8f the 
United States from August, 1917, 
to September, 1919, in grades 
from private to second lieutenant. 
.He received his commission in 
France, serving with the infantry. 
In 1919 he was a member of the 
staff of the mission sent by the 
United States Peace Commission 
to Finland, Eslhonia, Latvia, and 

Hale was a member of the 
Maine legislature from 1923 to 
1930, serving as speaker of the 
Maine Hpuse of Representatives 
in 1929-30. He was elected as a 
representative to Congress from 
the first Maine district on Septem- 
ber 14, 1942. 

As an undergraduate at Bow- 
doin, Hale was editor-in-chief of 
the Bugle, chairman of the Quill 
I Board, Ivy Day poet, senior class 
j poet, president of Ibis, and winner 
} of several prizes and awards. 

It is not altogether unfitting that 
you should be addressed at this 
time by a member of the Class of 
1910. When that distinguished 
class graduated from Bowdoin, the 
world had not seen a major war 
for 95 years and the phrase "total- 
itarian war" or for that matter the 
adjective "totalitarian" was quite 
unknown. When we last marched 
out of the chapel no shadow of a 
future war overhung this Campus. 
I doubt if any of us had ever heard 
of an economic depression and the 
world /eemed to be rolling on to 
the fulfilment of every confident 
prophecy of an ever brightening fu- 
ture for the sons of men. Since that 
day the world has been steadily de- 
spoiling us of our illusions. 

You at least will not so readily 
fall a prey to bitter surprises. You 
see about you a wor-ld so fallen into 
brutality and desolation that it 
must be as hard for you to have 
faith as it would have been hard 
forays to duubt. Much that has 
happened in the last four years was 
inconceivable, even on the day that 
Hitler's armies moved against Po-' 

Whatever the future course of 
the war, and whether the victory 
in which we believe so devoutly 
comes soon or late, I think it plain 
that the events of the hour are 
among the most momentous which 
this planet has witnessed. A new 
order is indeed coming into exist- 
ence in Europe and the world. It is 
certainly not Hitler's new order. 
But it is not yet our new order, 
not your new order, nor mine. Fate 
will decide whose new order it is 
to be. I should like to think that 
you young men could and would 
shape it to some seemly end. I 
am sure you will not be so thought- 
less and unapprehensive as the 
Class of 1910. You know how grave 
and universal are the dangers that 
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Other Events 

Friday, Sept. 10 — Senior Week- 
End continuing through Satur- 

Saturday, Sept. 11— There will 
be a picnic for members of the 
Senior class and their dates. In 
the evening there will be an all- 
college dance at eight o'clock in 
the Zeta Psi House. 

[ Continued 01/1 Page 4 ] 


The Brunswick Choral Society 
will resume its rehearsals on Sun- 
day night, September 19, in Memo- 
rial Hall, at seven o'clock. Under- 
graduates are urged to make this 
one of their extra-curricular activ- 
ities in place of the Glee Club. 

Two concerts are planned: one 
near the last of October for the 
benefit of the parochial school, 
which burned last -Spring; and a 
Messiah concert at Christmas time 
made up of all servicemen on cam- 
pus, faculty, townsmen and wom- 
en, high school girls, and service- 
men at the air station. 

Robinson Manuscripts 
Presented To Bowdoin 

The Witan meeting on Tuesday 
evening, September 7, was high- 
lighted by the gift to the Bowdoin 
College Library of two of Edward 
Arlington Robinson's original man- 
uscripts; one, the first draft of 
"Miniver Cheevy," and the other, 
the manuscript of the "Twilight 
Song." Mr. John Richards, a mas- 
ter at St. Paul's School in Concord, 
New Hampshire, and his sister, 
Miss Richards, made the valuable 
gift of the manuscripts, together 
with a collection of Robinson's let- 
ters to them. President Kenneth C. 
M. Sills, to whom the presentation 
was a complete surprise, spoke in 
acceptance of the manuscripts, 
telling of his deep respect and ad- 
miration for Mr. and Miss Rich- 
ards, and what a great honor they 
were bestowing on the College. 

Before the presentation was 
made, Mr. Richards spoke inform- 
ally on the life and works of Rob- 
inson. He had known Robinson as a 
boy in Gardiner, Maine, and gave 
his audience much insight into the 
'character of the shy, witty, hard- 
struggling, but always cheerful 
poet. He emphasized Robinson's 
love for his own part of the coun- 
try, and stated his belief that a 
person cannot love the people in a 
country until he loves some section 
of that country. Mr. Richards 
brought out the fact that Robin- 
son was one of the first to write 
poetry about the "everyday doings 
of common everyday people." Rob- 

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Hildreth 9 25 Announces Candidacy 
For Governor In June Primaries 

Horace A. Hildreth, Bowdoin 
graduate in the Class of 1925 and 
currently president of the Maine 
Senate, recently announced his 
candidacy for the Republican nom- 
ination as Governor in the June j 
Primaries. His public statement, 
coming on Thursday, September 2, 

. "In view of the present political 
situation in Maine I believe it is 
only proper to make my position 
known at this time. This seems ad- 
visable from the point of view of 
the Republican Party as a whole 
and required in fairness to other 
candidates for public office and to 
my many friends throughout the 
State who are entitled to know my 

"I shall be a candidate for the 
Republican nomination for Gover- 
nor in the Republican Primaries 
next spring. 

"In making this announcement I 
! am fully aware that the respon- 
sibilities which will confront the 
next Governor of this State taking 
office in January 1945 will include 
primarily (1) the proper placement 
in civilian life of our returning 
service men and (2) the transition 
of war workers to full and profit- 
I able peacetime employment in in- 
I dustry and agriculture. My position 
i on these and other problems will be 
I clearly stated during my campaign. 

"I do not propose however at the 
; present moment to start a time 
consuming political campaign. 
i There is too much war work of 
J pressing importance for me and 
j everyone else to do in the imme- 
! diate future. Because of this sit- 
i uation I am limiting my statement 
I at this time to the foregoing an- 

" President of the Maine State 
Senate, who last week announc- 
ed his candidacy for the Repub- 
lican nomination as Governor 
in the June Primaries. 


A native of Gardiner, Hildreth 
attended high school in that city. 
At Bowdoin he was prominent in 
athletics, debating, and dramatics. 
He and his twin brother Charles 
played opposite ends on the foot- 
ball team, and he aLso gained rec- 
ognition as a baseball pitcher. He 
is a member of Zeta Psi Frater- 

He received his law degree from 
Harvard Law School in 1928. tak- 
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The Bowdoin Orient 

Bmmwtrk, Maine 

Established 1871 

Edltor-ln-Cfclef Junes R. met*" '** 

Editor PbJHp H. Hu ffi— >«• 

._: Llewellyn W. Cooper '47, C»arle» W. 
Curtis '47. John H. Farrell '46, Dana A. Little 
•4«. Rot F. LHtleJuUe '46. Harry Ltodemaan, 
Jr. '4t, Paul W. .Moran '47, John O. Pieksen '47, 
Philip C. Roberla '47, Wolfgang H. Rosenberg 
'47, Fred W. Hpaulding '47. 

Co-director*: Associate Professor Athern P. Daggett 
Assistant Professor Philip M. Brown 

f>ublimh*d Wadnaxdayi .luring th* CMIas* Year by the Student, 
sf Bowdoin Collem- AddrrM news communication* to the Editor 
and nifaacription communication* to tfce Boaiaaaa Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publinhinif Company at tha Orient Office. Sub- 
•rriatloas $1.00 per year in advance ; with Arumnu*. IS. 50. 
entered •■ aacond cla«» matter at tha port offica at Brunnwick. 

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VoL LXXIII Wednesday, 8ept. 8, 194S No. 10 


Ever since Pearl Harbor, The Bowdoin 
Front has been an important part of each 
issue of the Orient. In it are contained 
news and notices of Bowdoin men in the 
service of their country. Strangely 
enough, the war has provided Bowdoin 
with an opportunity never before equal- 
ed in its long years of history. Bowdoin 
men are scattered all over the world, at 
every outpost of democracy, fighting and 
dying for the ideals every free man holds 
dear. On campus, the College is cooper- 
ating 100% with our national war effort, 
with three different groups now being 
trained by the faculty and the college 
staff. Bowdoin and her sons, in this as 
in every other crisis faced by our coun- 
try, are turning in a brilliant perform- 
ance. But the Bowdoin Front is bogging 
down in many individual cases. There is 
a certain dangerous sentiment which is 
shared by many of us, the feeling that 
"I'm doing my part — what more can you 
ask." Think it over. What did you do 
today to help our fighting men in their 
battles to make secure many of the com- 
forts and the way of life which we are 
now enjoying? Can you truthfully say 
that you are doing all you can — and then 
a little bit more? How about buying an 
extra War Bond during this Third War 
Loan Drive, or at least make regular pur- 
chases of War Stamps? And when you 
return home, why not make that ap- 
pointment with your local Blood Bank? 
Let's not have it said that the Bowdoin 
Home Front is not pulling its weight in 
this struggle! A.S.P. 


This is the last issue of the Orient 
for the summer trimester. Plans are being 
made to continue publication during the 
fall, and we certainly hope that nothing 
will cause the Orient to cease function- 
ing. But this is the last issue with which 
the Class of 1944 will have any active 
connection. It seems like only yesterday 
that we gathered in the office in the 
Moulton Union to receive our first as- 
signments. Actually, it was almost a full 
three years ago. The changes in the 
world and the College have been many 
and of great importance since that time. 

We wish at this time to extend our 
thanks for the work done by our man- 
aging and assistant editors, all but one of 
whom are now in service. They have 
left College within the past year, some 
having graduated, some continuing their 
studies in the uniform of the country-*— 

Don Sears, Doug Carmichael, Bill 
Craigie, HaJ Curtis, Paul Davidson, and 
Dick Hornberger. Their cooperation 
and interest was always most gratifying, 
and they did much to keep the Orient 
running during trying and difficult times. 

• Even after leaving, they have kept in 
contact with the Orient and have made 
several helpful suggestions. We appre- 
ciate their interest and feel that the 

l Orient is a better publication for the 
work they nave done. 

To ail others, students, faculty, and 
alumni, who have from time to time co- 
operated in the work of the paper, go our 
many thanks. We have tried to do our 

best to make the Orient a better than 
average college newspaper. It has not 
been easy, and we realize that mistakes 
have been made. We are sorry that cer- 
tain improvements and innovations- 
could not be carried out because of va- 
rious restrictions imposed by the war. 
Nevertheless, we feel that we have made 
some contribution to the College, how- 
ever small, and in spite of errors and 
omissions. At any rate, we sincerely be- 
lieve that, in so far as is possible, all extra- 
curricular activities should be kept up 
during the war. We have succeeded in 
doing this to a considerable extent, and 
college life has been more varied and 
valuable for it. Such activities are indis- 
pensable to a full realization of a truly 
liberal education. 


It is a general custom of the Orient, 
at such a time as this, to address an edi- 
torial to the graduating class, reviewing 
their four years of college and making 
predictions for the future. We have read 
such editorials from time to time, and 
frankly, they have not impressed us to 
any great degree. 

The members of the graduating class 
do not like to be told what they should 
or should not do, least of all by their 
fellow students. The youth of today 
welcome advice and knowledge, but they 
have no desire to have their opinions 
and - decisions formulated by others. 

The Class of 1944 has been going to 
college during almost two years of war. 
Some have left, some have already grad- 
uated, the remainder will leave in two 
weeks. By and large, they have done a 
pretty good job. We have a feeling that 
they will do equally well in whatever 
work they enter after college. 


Probably the most important under- 
standing which a liberal education should 
help youth acquire includes a knowledge 
of why the fighting and winning of this 
war are essential to the continued free 
development of mankind. 

Youth may chafe at the suggestions 
from adults that he can be of the greatest 
service to his country by remaining in 
school, but he can be helped to realize the 
importance of his job if he is shown the 
immensity and imperativeness of the 
crisis his country faces. Unfortunately, 
the government has overlooked this ad- 
vantage of candidly presenting cold 
facts. Too much of the apathy, indeci- 
sion, and vagueness among youth today 
is due to this policy. Too much of 
youth's reluctance to make necessary 
sacrifices can be charged to this govern- 
ment failing. 

But if this war is to be won, youth 
must make adjustments quickly and ef- 

He must sacrifice his leisure. He must 
submit to regulation. He must sacrifice 
his standard of living. He must be pre- 
pared to sacrifice his life. 

He must be ready and willing to do all 
the above — with important reservations. 
He must be willing to make the change 
because he wants to; so that when the 
war is over, he will be able to return to 
his former status. He must make the ad- 
justments because he realizes that win- 
ning the war is an indispensable prere- 
quisite to the building of a decent and 
humane postwar society. He must ac- 
cept the restraints and limitations which 
democratic peoples have found essential 
in time of war, and he must protest 
against any abridgment of those liberties 
which is not necessary in the promotion 
of the general welfare. 

He must insist upon critical thinking 
on all issues involved in the conflict but 
restrain from developing a shallow skep- ' 
ticism. He must exercise self -discipline 
by cooperating with his fellow citizens in 
measures set up for efficient group action. 
He should maintain his emotional bal- 
ance by placing his energy in construc- 
tive action, rather than into futile ges- 
tures against the culture of enemy na- 
tions. — The Daily Californian. 

Senior Weekend Guests 



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Mustard and 


By Don Kougaan 

THIS is the last "Orient" of the 
summer session; by the same 
token, this is the last Mustard 
and Cress — for which the gentle 
readers (if there are any) will 
probably be grateful. However, it 
was a surprise to us that we have 
readers far from Brunswick. The 
other day we received the follow- 
ing communication from Lt. Alan 
Logan O-1040265, 744th CA Bn 
(AA), APO 922 c/o PM San Fran- 
cisco. It is dated August 7, 1943. 
The Orient may reach more 
distant shores, but nowhere is 
it welcomed more than here. 
Each issue brings to these 
nostalgic eyes bright dreams 
of Bowdoin, like a crackling 
fire — before it, softly bubbling 
with ideals, discussion's melt- 
ing-pot, and sizzling there 
the frying pan of hot dispute. 
I know not prejudice nor hate 
can make them cold, and 
when we come, weary and 
sick of war, that hearth must 
glow as warmly as before. 
Tell "Casey" that we're here 
to no avail if, in our absence, 
Bowdoin's light should fail. 
"Would-have-been" '42 

THE letter made us thought- 
ful. Its address Indicates that 
its writer is located somewhere 
la the Pari no area. How the 
"Orient" ever got to the battle- 
front, wc have no idea; but the 
Important thing is that it DOES 
get there. Apparently it has a 
warm reception with Bowdoin 
men In the service; this should 
be a warning to those who write 
for the "Orient", and for those 
of us who remain on campus. No 
matter how we may feel about 
our presence here at this time, 
Bowdoin's representatives in the 
service are expecting us to carry 
on through the war. This ap- 
plies not only to the faculty 
and the undergraduates, but to 
the men who will eater la f he 
future as long as the war lasts. 

WE had always thought that 
editorial indignation served only 
to fill space. Our "tempest in a 
teapot" has reached foreign 
shores, and is apparently watched 
by unseen eyes. Had we thought 
for a moment that the "Orient" 
was read outside this particular 
locality, we would have been more 
discreet in our little diatribes. For 
this reason we feel we owe an ab- 
ject apology to our readers — 

I where ever they may be — and to 
, some of those that we have damn 
near slandered. 

FIRST of all, we apoliglze to 
1 the President and to the men of 
, the faculty. Bowdoin's admlnls- 
: tratlon has done an admirable 
i job under extremely trying con- 
i ditions. The very fact that we 
j were unaware of their attitude 
| * toward the ex t ra-cur ricular ac- 
| tivlties is a tribute in itself to 
| their modesty. All along the 
way the administration has sup- 
ported our beliefs and argu- 
ments unobtrusively. To those 
away from Bowdoin. we may 
say that not one organization 
has suffered ladk of interest 
from the faculty. Other colleges 
and universities have not been 
so fortunate in having such a 
sympathetic administration. 


DEAN Nixon, who was unjustly 
maligned by us in our last column, 
is also deserving of an apology. 
The Dean's interest in students Ls 
justified even when it extends to 
their behavior outside the class- 
rooms. This is particularly true 
now more than ever before as a 
result of the lowering of the en- 
trance age. The Dean's tactful 
handling of a very unpleasant job 
has endeared him to many a Bow- 
doin man. The Dean's — and the 
college's— interest in students long 
after they have left Bowdoin is 
widely known and appreciated. 

THIS has been a very success- 
ful term on many counts. The 
scholastic record — particularly 
that of the freshmen — Is an en- 
viable one. It Is unfortunate 
.that choice of courses has had to 
be limited. The "100" course 
would appear to have been com- 
pletely successful. The continu- 
ation of this system of advanced 
courses might well be followed 
In more normal years. And the 
summer sessloa itself looks as 
though It might be here to stay. 


MUCH credit is due those in 
charge of chapel exerciSes; the 
daily chapel services have been 
well-received by the students. The 
frequent musical services have 
done much toward making. daily 
chapel a privilege, rather than a 
onerous duty or necessity. Chapel 
speakers have been much more in- 
teresting than usual, it seems. 
President Sills's addresses on La- 
bor Day and the lowering of the 
voting age were particularly out- 
standing. The EXPRESSION of a 
growing social consciousness gives 
us much delight. We hope Bow- 
doin will continue to be a symbol 
and example of intelligent liberal- 


[ Continued from Page i ] 

An an annual (Methodist) 
Christ Church Forum on foreign 
affairs in New York City, held 
this year x for two days under the 
title of "Our Future World," 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills will 
speak on Tuesday, September 14. 
His subject is "The Atlantic 

Many outstanding personages 
will be present at the forum, in- 
cluding such nationally known 
men and women at Norman 
Thomas; Frances Perkins, Secre- 
tary of Labor; Major George 
Fielding Eliot; Governor Baldwin 
!of Connecticut; Governor Cooper 
of Tennessee; and Dr. Yung-Ching 
Yang, President of Soochow Uni- 
versity, and Tallman professor 
last year. 

Alan Stoddard Perry, Barnstable, 
Mass. ; 'William Wesley • Pierce, 
3rd. New Bedford. Mass.* Robert 
Victor Schnabel, Scarsdale. N. Y.; 
Burton Thornquist, Newton, Mass. 
Candidates for the degree of 
bachelor of science: Thomas 
Amerland Cooper. St. Louis Coun- 
ty, Missouri; *Norman Sears 
Cook, Billerica, Mass.; Fred Doug- 
las Fenwood, Yonkers, N. Y.; Tru- 
man LeRoy Hall, Geneseo. N. Y.; 

George Sanford Hebb, Jr.. Win- 
chester. Mass.; James Richard 
Higgins, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Richard 
Carlton Johnstone, Waltham, 
Mass., David Hughes Lawrence, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Wilfred Robert 
Levin, Lewiston; Richard Weeks 
Morse, Wellesley, Mass.; Hyman 
Louis Osher, Biddeford; Russell 
Prescott Sweet, Dan bury. Conn.; 
Hubert Willis Townsend. Auburn, 
N. Y.; Harry Burton Walker. Jr., 
Vineland, N. J.; Samuel Barber 
Wilder, Orange. N. J.; Ross Ed- 
ward Williams, Scarsdale, N. Y. 

* As of Class of 1943. 

Voting Age 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

the age of 21 the right to vote. 
President Sills believes that it may 
well be a result of this war that 
the voting age will be lowered to 
18. It is hardly likely that much 
will be done about the matter on 
a national scale until after the 
war, because of the complications 
and difficulties confronted in war- 

Yet despite the fact that no im- 
mediate action is expected about 
the proposal, President Sills was 
alreadv encouraging it last fall in 
a radio address. Several bills are 
in the making, both in state legis- 
latures and in Congress, while one 
state, Georgia, which until recent- 
ly was considered one of the most 
backward states of the Union, has 
passed a bill giving suffrage to 18 
year olds. 

WE like to think that some of 
the awakened interest in extra- 
curricular activities may have 
stemmed from our own efforts. 
The freshmen seem to be a very 
talented and versatile group. 
The coming "Quill" has been 
largely written by members of 
the Class* of '47. Masque and 
Gown production men, "Orient" 
reporters, Bowdoin - on-the-Air 
members are drawn in consid- 
erable proportion from the 
freshman class. In fact, the 
freshmen have quite out to 
shame the upperclassmen. We 
hope that in the future new stu- 
dents will show an increasing, 
rather than a decreasing, inter- 
est in college organizations. And 
the prospect looks quite hope-* 


YES, all in all, it has been a 
very' pleasant summer. With the 
coming Senior weekend as a cli- 
max to the social side of the un- 
dergraduate life, we could almost 
believe that Bowdoin was quite 
normal. The Sills's Sunday after- 
noon "at Momes ' have continued to 
be a Bowdoin tradition. There has 
been no rationing of graciousness 
at 85 Federal Street. We hope the 
tradition remains; it adds much to 
collegiate life, which, at times, be- 
comes barren. 

. . . in peace and war 

This emblem is familiar throughout the nation as the 
symbol of a well -trained team, integrated for service in 
peace or war — The Bell Telephone System. 

1. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. coordinates 

all Bell Svstem activities. 

* t 

2. Twentv-one Associated Companies provide telephone 
service in their own territories. 

3. The Long Lines Department of A. T. & T. handles 
long distance and overseas calls. 

4. Bell Telephone Laboratories carries on scientific 
research and development. • 

5. Western Electric Co. is the manufacturing, purchas- 
ing and distributing unit. 

The benefits of the nation-wide service provided by 
these companies are never so clear as in time of war. 



These glasses make a fine addition to 
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Bowdoin man or for his bride. The 
seal stands out clearly and is guaran- 
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in Black and White 

Packed in white gift cartons (except 
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By Alaa S. Perry 

Welcome all Senior Weekend dates! There will be no 
big-name bands, no Life photographers! no all-night House 
dances, no trips to Vic's, no sunrises at Mere Point, in fact 
very little to remind one of pre-war Houseparties. But it will 
be a weekend, and there will be a dance. Do have fun, won't 
you? And please come again — we like having you here. . . . 

Simplified Bugle Volume 
Will Be Published In Fall 

It's a small world: Colonel Ap- 
plington, CO of the Engineer's unit 
now on campus, took an English 
course at Columbia some thirty 
years ago. The instructor was 

President Sills Aged male 

hearts throughout the country will 
gladden once more now that the 
Post Office Department has lifted 
its censorship ban against the 
famed "Police Gazette." The ac- 
tion no doubt will reverberate in 
an uncontrolled rush orr barber- 
shops and shoeshine parlors all 
over the land. . . . Thoughts be- 
fore drifting into the arms of 
Morpheus: 1. For some reason or 
another, women radio announcers 
seem to be vastly inferior to their J age' time spent by an American 

ever see fit to star the high-school 
girl's heart-throb in a picture with 
Dorothy Lamour, the all-time low 
in entertainment history would be 
reached, if anyone is still inter- 
ested in our opinion. . . . Thirteen 
years ago, a Bowdoin song, "For- 
ward the White," received a very 
favorable recognition from the 
"New Yorker," which described it 
as one of the snore outstanding of 
all college songs. For some un- 
known reason, it died out and fail- 
ed to receive the prominence which 
was phophesied for it. Wonder is 
there anyone now in college who is 
acquainted with it? . . . Accord- 
ing a to a recent survey, the aver- 

In the fall, there will be pub- 
lished an issue of the "Bugle," In 
a> vary compact and simplified 
form. This book will not be a 
have- not appeared In a previous 
clan* yearbook, as in the past, 
but will Include alt men In Col- 
lege who have not appeared In a 
previous "Bugle." This means all 
men in the Classes of '45, '46, and 
'47— and any others not included 
In the last two volumes of the 
"Bugle" who may still be here. 

It Is imperative that the pho- 
tography work for all men now 
in College he completed by the 
ead of next ' week. Individual 
photographs will be taken at the 
Webber Studio— 98 Maine Street. 
There will be no personal charge 
for pictures taken, as has been 
the case in former times. The 
committee in charge of the pub- 
lication asks the cooperation of 
all students in getting this work 
done within the next week. Ap- 
pointments for sittings may be 
made In the College Office, 

male compatriots. This is indeed 
hard to understand, when one con- 
siders the fairer* sex's gift of gab. 
2. Wonder why the general public 
doesn't see fit to adept the 24 hour 
method of telling time used by the 
armed services. The device is sure- 
ly less confusing than the AM-PM 
practice. 3. Why not a revival of 
the old Union Board movies? A 
few seasons ago, these Saturday 
night functions were indeed enter- 
tainment iifesavers during the long 
cold months of the Maine winters. 
4. Seems as though an asbestos 
heir would be immune to fire — yet 
some wag figured out that it cost 

soldier over his coffee in the morn 
ing is 18 minutes. Seems as though ! 
any college student could break 
that record with no trouble at all, 
especially if there is an eight 
o'clock class but a minute or two 
away. . . . One unsuspecting mem- 
ber of the faculty purchased two 
rabbits for his son a few months 
back. Little did he realize! The off- 
spring, which are now threatening 
to drive the professor and family 
out of house and home may be had 
for the asking — if you can catch 
them as they scamper wildly 
around in the back yard. . . . 
Speaking of animals, ever notice 

Tommy Manville close to $875 a ; that Brunswick is a haven for 
minute for married life with Wife stray dogs. Some of the more out- 

Number Seven. And even when one 
is rolling sevens, that's a lot of 

standing of the canine creatures 
attain considerable reknown 


The height of some- j through the passage of years. At 

thing-or-other in this topsy-turvy present there are three who now 

world is the unconfirmed report 
that the Bowdoin College Library 
is on the Dies list for un-Amer- 

haunt the lounge of the Union. 
Then of course there is the over- 
stuffed bulldog who lies on the 

ican activities because it is a sub- sidewalk in front of the bank, trip- 
scriber to the "New Republic."... , ping all passers-by. . . . First 
•Pet peeve for the last two weeks: nights we would have liked to have 
the sun- less weather. . . . When I seen: The presentation of Ravel's 
General Montgomery was harden- ' "Bolero" by the talented dancer, 
ing up troops in England, his fav- Ida Rubenstein, In Paris, 1928. 
orite trick was to require his men i According to the story, the hypno- 
to run a seven-mile obstacle course j tism of the music coupled with the 
once every week. No small wonder suggestiveness of the performance 
that the Tommies might have been ' resulted in a violent and dangerous 
very happy to leave their dear, old i riot. . . . For an evening filled 
motherland and head for the sands i with nonsense and laughter, try "I 
of Africa. . . . Personally, we Am Thinking of My Darling," by 
don't care for this fellow Sinatra Vincent *McHugh — on the Seven- 
one bit. And if Hollywood moguls j Day Shelf at the Library. 

Dean's Talk 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

that while the requirements for 
the degree have not changed, you 
can now elect many subjects 
usually restricted to upperclass- 

diagnosticians. But we aren't. Al- "^ 

most always we can tell whether ' ^ what's The use 

a boy can do college work, but it s i „, *,„. 4 „ .. 2 _, 

easy to guess wrong on whether £«™ J ♦ ^ J ♦*♦„* 

semester or two or three, at the 

age of seventeen, and then being 
grabbed off by the military ? 

On Sunday night last fall, a 
rather large group of undergradu- 
ates, of all classes, were at my 
house. I asked them what they 
thought of the college's intention 
to enroll a January crop of Fresh- 

he will do it. 

Last June we admitted some 
fifty-five Freshmen for Summer 
Trimester, of whom forty-five 
were under eighteen, a few under 
seventeen. At the end of the first 
half of the trimester, the grades 
of thus new Freshman group were: 
20'/r A to A minus 
237r B plus to B minus 
277, C plus to C minus 
20% D plus to D minus 

4 r A E 
4'/r Left before the end of the 

That's an excellent showing in 
any man's language, college, or 
era. Moreover, only one of the 
three boys, who left before the 
term ended, did so because he felt 
he was in too deep academic 
waters. Incidentally, he was one 
of six admitted after only three 
years of secondary school. Two of 
the other five got "A" grades. Two 
"B ", and one "C". 

Academic records such as these 
didn't surprise me. Once I 
gathered some long-term statis- 
tics on the comparative grades of 
those of our students under eight- 
een and those eighteen and over. 
The unders won. They also won, 
by a narrow margin, in their ac- 
cumulation of "campus honors." 
That Last «li<l surprise me. But it's 
a fact. Incidentally, five or six of 
these January Freshmen repre- 
sented the College on varsity 
teams last spring; one of them, 
sixteen last March, caught for our 
State championship baseball team. 

Academically you war Fresh- 
men have extraordinary oppor- 
tunities. Since all our civilian stu- 
dents have entirely separate in- 
struction, classes in many courses 
are very small indeed, as you 
know, and probably Bowdoin stu- 
dents never, got such close per- 
sonal interest on the part of their 
instructors as you boys are getting 
now. You Freshmen know, too, 


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Two Radio Debates Are 
Planned Against Bates 

"Bowdoin-on-the-Air" will soon 
present two radio debates. The 
debates will feature Bowdoin vs. 
Bates, treating the resolution. 
"The accelerated program .should 
be a permanant feature of college 

In order to clarify talking points 
and to utilize most fully the limit- 
ed time allowed the debaters, they 
have picked two questions which 
will be answered in connection 
with the resolution. The questions 
are: 1. Is the accelerated program 
desirable from the standpoint of 
the college, student and faculty? 
2. Is the accelerated program de- 
sirable from the standpoint of the 
nation ? 

Due to time limitations on the 
air, the debates will follow -a 
schedule. First, there will be a 
one minute summary given by 
each debater on the stand he will 
take. Then each of the debaters 
will be given four minutes to an- 
swer the two questions, after 
which each will present a one 
minute final summary. 

The first debate will be pre- 
sented on September 15, at • 7.45 
p.m., over station WGAN. Clem- 
ent A. Hiebert '47 will take the 
affirmative position in the resolu- 
tion representing Bowdoin while 
Travers Smith will take the nega- 
tive position representing Bates. 

The second debate is scheduled 
for September 16, at 7.30 p.m., 
over Lewis ton station WCOU. 
Lewis P. Fickett, Jr. '47 will rep- 
resent Bowdoin, and take the neg- 
ative part against Arthur Ploener, 
representing Bates for the affirm- 

Both debates are on the same 
questions, and both will follow the 
procedure outlined above. 

Courses For Autumn Trimester 

Aeronautics 1 

Hours- to be arranged 

Art 1 

TTS 11 

Astronomy 1 

TTS 9 

Biology 9 

TTS 9 

Chemistry 1 

MWF 10 Lab to be arranged 

Chemistry 3 

TT 1.30 Conf. and lab. to be arranged 

Chemistry 5 

MWF 9 Lab. to be arranged 

Chemistry 7 

MWF Lab. to be arranged 

Chemistry 100 

Hours to be arranged 

Comparative Literature 1 

MWF 11 

Economics 1 

TTS 9 

Economics 9 

TTS 10 

Economics 11 

TT 9 and lab. to be arranged 

Economics 100 

Hours to be arranged 

English 1, section A 

TTS 9 

English 1, section B 

TTS 10 

English 4 

Hours to be arranged 

English 9 

TTS 11 

English 13 

TTS 10 

English 25 

MWF 2.30 

English 100 

Hours to be arranged 

French 1 

MWF 2.30 

French 3 

MWF 9 

French 5 

MWF 11 

French 13 

.Hours to be arranged 

French 15 

Hours to be arranged 

German 1 

MWF 10 

German 3 

MWF 9 

German 100 

Hours to be arranged 

Government 1 

MWF 9 

Government 3 

MWF 8 

Government 12 

MWF 11 

Government 100 

Hours to be arranged 

Greek 1 

MTuWF 8 

Greek 100 

Hours to be arranged 

History 1 

MWF 10 

History 9 

MWF 9 

History 12 

TTS 11 

Italian 1 

Hours to be arranged 

Latin A 

MTuWF 11 

Latin 1 

TTS 10 

Latin 3 

Hours to be arranged 

Latin 9 

Hours to be arranged 

Mathematics A 

MWF 8 

Mathematics 1 

TTS 8 

Mathematics 100 

Hours to be arranged 

Music 1 

MWF 8 

Music 3 

MWF 11 

Music 5 

MWF 9 

Music 9 

Hours to be arranged 

Philosophy 2 

MWF 8 

Philosophy 6 

MWF 9 

Physics 1 

TTS 11 Lib. TuorTh 1.30-4.30 

Physics 3 

TTS 10 

Physics 13 

TTS 11 Lab. to bo arranged 

Psychology 1 

TTS 9 

Psychology 3 

TTS 10 

Religion 1 

TTS 8 

Russian 1 

Hours to be arranged 

Sociology 2 

MWF 1.30 

Spanish 1 

MWF 1.30 

Spanish 3 

MWF 10 - 

Zoology 1 

MWF 1.30 Lab. 2.30 or 3.30 

Zoology 5 

TTS 11 Lab. to be arranged 

Zoology 7 

Hours to be arranged 

President Speaks In 
Chapel Dn Labor Day 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
spoke briefly In chapel, Monday, 
September 6, in observance of La- 
bor Day. Commenting on the 
place of labor in the present day, 
on a holiday which labor gave up 
in order to maintain regularity in 
war production, President Sills 
said that in this country there is 
an increasing majority of the peo- 
ple believing in the policy of col- 
lective bargaining. There is a 
growing feeling that labor unions 
have their place in our industrial 
society. • 

He went on to say that popular 
opinion supports the no-strike 
pledge of labor during the war, 
and that this pledge has been kept 
very well, with the exception of 
the strikes in the coal industry. 
This is certainly no time for 
strikes, said the President, this be- 
ing the overwhelming opinion of 
the men in service. On the other 
hand, it is also not the time to 
crack down on labor nor take 
away labor's gains. Rather it is 
the time for .strengthening the 
good things in labor and elimina- 
ting the bad. 

Said President Sills, the coun- 
try as a whole feels that in the 
future the unions should be 
stronger and more responsible and 
their leaders should be held to 
their responsibility. His experi- 
ense serving on the War Labor 
Board has brought President Sills 
in contact with many labor lead- 
ers, most of whom, he says, have 
shown themselves to be very in- 
telligent and reasonable. 

Many grave problems of post- 
war employment will arise, and 
labor must and will assume an in- 
creasing importance and response 
bility in meeting these problems, 
concluded President Sills. 

longer awed by college men . . . 
finding out what I was good at, 
and wasn't . . . trying out new 
fields . . . broader associations and 
contacts ... bit of a push in in- 
tellectual interests . . . good in- 

men who would finish "only three ' structors ' ■ ■ e y es °P^ n ^ wi o>r 

and one-half years of school. All 
of them were against it. They in- 
timated that we were starting it 
as a financial racket. Such boys 
were too young for college. And 
what good would it do them to 
come when they couldn't stay 
more than a year? 

I asked them to think back. 
Hadn't some of them, or some of 
their friends been only seventeen 
when they entered? Hadn't they 
themselves got at least something 
out of just their Freshman year? 
There was a silence, quite a long 
silence. "Well, I got more . . . er 
. . . poise," one fellow admitted. 
"The riding and bull sessions got 
me out of my shell," said another. 
Then they all opened up. Con- 
tributions came thick and fast. A 
bit more social ease ... a bit of 
polish . . . rather looked up to in 
my home town as a "college man" 
. . . the jolt of flunking an hour 
exam . . . getting an "A" set me 
up . . . being on my own . . . show- 
ing what I could do without my 
parents' pushing . . . chance to 
make my own mistakes . . . getting 
in a mess and being ashamed of 
it . . . self-confidence once I 
admitted to a good college . . 

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readier to tackle strange jobs 
. . . harder work . . . less memory 
stuff . . . need to use your own 
brains ... on a rung a bit higher 
. . . new friendships, experiences, 
ambitions . . . campus activities 
. . .'fine coaching. 

These were some of the things 
those boys, on reflection, felt 
they'd got during their Freshman 
year. Being "on their own" was 
one element they all thought 
highly important. It is highly im- 
portant. And it is more important 
than ever in these days when 
most Freshmen, along with all 
sorts of other young fellows, nice 
and not so nice, will so soon be 
subject to the restraints of mili- 
tary life— and to its unrestraints. 
The freedom, yet. limited freedom, 
of a year, or even less, of college 
life in company with boys who 
predominantly and fundamentally 
are a mighty decent sort, is likely 
to prove a salutary interim be- 
tween school days and army 

And there still Is "college life," 
as you Freshmen know. I haven't 
talked with one of you who doesn't 
seem to like the place and feel it 

was the best choice he ever made 
to come, even though he may have 
forfeited his school diploma. And 
that goes even for those of you 
who came to scholastic grief, even 
for the few we had to drop. 

Very possibly this summer's 
baseball team, as a team with 
even a short out-of-town schedule, 
will be our last. But most of our 
campus organizations will carry 
on. Our Student Council, our class 
and fraternity offices, or proctor- 
ships, our "Orient" and "Bugle" 
and "Quill," our Debating Council, 
and B.C.A., our Chapel Choir, and 
Masque and Gown, and "Bowdoin 
on the Air," our Camera Club and 
Witan, and maybe our Ibis, are ex- 
pected to endure. And certain to 
endure is our Compulsory Physi- 
cal Training program, under Neil 
Mahoney, Jack Magee, Adam 
Walsh and their accomplices, five 
times a week. I am told that this 
fall we are to have many intra- 
mural teams in touch-football and 
soccer and probably varsity terms 
from our four groups — civilian stu- 
dents, Radar officers, Metes, and 
A.S.T.P's. Games with teams from 
the neighboring Air Station are 
also contemplated. 

After this summer trimester 
ends, campus activities will be 
mos^y in the hands of Sophomores 
and Freshmen. Fraternity Presi- 

dents, Student Councilmen, Cap- 
tains and members of teams, all 
sorts of organization officers will 
be these younger fellows. If posi- 
tions of responsibility produce in- 
dividual development, as they 
commonly do, Freshmen never had 
such a chance to develop rapidly 
at Bowdoin as they'll have in these 
days of war. And there's more to 
it than being a big frog in a little 
pool. The frogs actually grow. 

If you Freshmen believe in Bow- 
doin, believe that you are getting 
things of value from your experi- 
ence here, I hope you will give me 
the names of friends of yours who 
seem to you to be the sort who 
would also profit by a similar ex- 
perience. New Freshmen will be 
admitted in October, February 
and June. We should keep in resi- 
dence here at least one hundred 
and fifty civilian students, as at 
present. We need that many to 
maintain the continuity of the Col- 
lege and to preserve something of 
what it stands for. academically, 
socially and spiritually, in days of 
peace. And I am certain that it is 

not only food for the College to 
have Seventeen-year old boys en- 
ter and stay as long as the war 
lets them, but food for the boys, 
too. They will find that even a 
bit of college is far better than no 
college, both in the Service and 
out of it. 

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Sunday Chapel Choir Will 
Resume Activities In Fall 

Beginning in the Fall trimes- 
ter, the Sunday '^Vesper Choir 
will sing each Sunday. Those in- 
terested in joining this import- 
ant college activity, see Profes- 
sor Tillotson at once. All mem- 
bers will be paid. 


The Brunswick Chamber Music 
Society will present six concerts at 
the College during the 1943-44 
season. All Bowdoin College un- 
dergraduates are admitted free 
and are urged to take advantage 
of this privilege, as most of the 
artists appearing are generally 
heard in only large centers. 

Much of the music will receive 
first performances and much of 
the music played is only rarely 
performed even in large centers. 

The first program will be given 
by the French musicologist tenor, 
Yves Tinayre, who made a sensa- 
tion at his debut in New York in 
-1939. He will perform a program 
of music of the medieval period 
through to Bach and will be ac- 
companied by the string quartet. 
The date is September 15. On 
September 14, Yves Tinayre will 
give an informal discussion and 
analysis of the music to be sung. 
This discussion will be at the 
Moulton Union at 9 p.m. 

On November 17, 19, and 21, the 
Curtis string quartet will present 
chamber music concerts assisted 
by Professor Tillotson in the 
Brahms piano quartet, Shostako- 
vich quintet, and Dvorak dumky 
quintet, and in the Spring, two 
trio concerts. 

Faculty Picnic Honors 
Nixon And Ham 


Frl.-Sat. Sept. 10-11 


Edward G. Robinson - 

.Marguerite Chapman 
News Cartoon 

Smi.-Mon. Sept. 12-18 

The Sky's The Limit 


Fred Astaire - Joan Leslie 


Para. News Popular Science 

Tues. Sept. 14 

Melody Parade 

.Mary Beth Hughes - 

Eddie Quillan 
Selected Short Subjects 

Wed.-Thurs. Sept. 15-16 

Passport To Suez 

Warren William - Ann Savage 

Fox News Sport Reel 


Sept. 17-18 

Holy patrimony 

Monty Wooley - Grade Fields 

Paramount News Cartoon 

Saturday afternoon, at Pickard 
Field, an informal faculty picnic 
was held in honor of Dean Paul 
Nixon and Professor Roscoe James 
Ham, for both of whom the year 
1943 marks notable anniversaries. 
For the Dean, this year repre- 
sents his 25th year in office. For 
Professor Ham, it marks his 40th 
year as a teacher at Bowdoin. He 
is one of ten in the college to hold 
this honor. Of all the men called 
from Bowdoin to teach at other 
institutions, Professor Ham is the 
only one to return to the College. 

President Sills acted as chair- 
man at the picnic, and read letters 
to Professor Ham and Dean Nixon 
congratulating them on their fine 
records of service to the college. 
Professor Means read a Latin 
translation of the letter to the 
Dean, after which Dean Nixon 
gave a speech, and was presented 
with his letter. The letter to Pro- 
fessor Ham was translated into 
German by Professor Koelln. and 
after the presentation, Professor 
Ham also gave a short address. 

Those in charge of the program 
were as follows: Professor Manton 
Copeland, chairman; Professors 
Ernst C. Helmreich, Thomas 
Means, Stanley P. Chase, and 
Thomas A. Riley. 

May Open One-Act Play 
Contest To Servicemen 

The executive committee of the 
Masque and Gown is considering 
the advisability of opening the an- 
nual one-act play contest this win- 
ter to members of the armed forces 
now on campus. Prizes for this 
contest are ordinarily twenty-five 
dollars and fifteen dollars for the 
best and second best plays to be 
produced. One panel of judges 
from the faculty reads all manu- 
scripts submitted and picks the 
three or four best-suited for pro- 
duction. These plays are then cast 
and directed by their authors and 
shown to the public late in Feb- 
ruary, when a second panel of 
judges determines their respective 
merits. If the contest is opened to 
service men, it will be necessary to 
advance the production date to a 
time earlier than the departure of 
the first group of Meteorologists. 
This information on the final de- 
cision will be published in the near 

Next ARP Test Will 
Include Maine, Canada 

The next ARP test will be some- 
time in September. No definite 
date has been set. The chief fea- 
ture will be a co-operative test and 
a Civilian Defense mobilization by 
Maine and adjacent sections of 
Canada, since in any actual situa- 
tion, practice in co-ordinating the 
defense systems of the two coun- 
tries would be extremely valuable. 

Professor Daggett reports that 
during the period of August 25-31, 
inclusive, the fraternity houses 
with no reported violations of dim- 
out regulations were Kappa Sig- 
ma, Zeta Psi, and Theta Delta Chi. 

The situation is generally satis- 
factory at the College, said Profes- 
sor Daggett, and facilities are get- 
ting better and better as make- 
shift screens are replaced by ade- 
quate shades. 

Alfred Brinkler Will Give 
Organ Recital, Sept.24 

As part of the Commencement 
exercises, Alfred Brinkler, 
F.A.G.O., Portland city organist, 
will give a recital on the* Curtis 
organ In the Chapel on Friday, 
September 24, at 8.15 p.m. 

Mr. Brinkler gave eleven con- 
certs this summer in Portland 
and will present an unusually 
brilliant and interesting recital 
for Bowdoin College undergrad- 


A panel discussion was present- 
ed over station WGAN Wednes- 
day, September 1, on the subject 
of post war education in America. 
The program was under the direc- 
tion of Alan S. Perry '44, and car- 
ried on by Seymour E. Lavitt '44, 
Harry Lindemann '46, and Llewel- 
lyn W. Cooper '47. 

The post-war education discus- 
sion included a consideration of 
the accelerated program; its ad- 
vantages and disadvantages, as 

well as the question of whether or 
not the government should be al- 
lowed to 'take over' colleges mak- 

ing a college education available to 
everyone The advisaoility of the 
adoption of various plans for post- 
war education were also taken up. 


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Masque And Gown 

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traded the attention of profes- 
sional theater and moving-picture 
producers. Even the distant Pasa- 
dena Playhouse in California has 
become interested in its produc- 

The play is based on the prob- 
lem coming into most people's 
lives of choosing between a search 
after dreams or a satisfaction 
with immediate and practical 
problems. Into the lives of a mid- 
dle-class* American family comes 
a decidedly unusual character, 
whose presence influences them to 
change their several lives. Al- 
though the play is /shot through 
with philosophic comment on life 
and how it should be lived, the 
clarity of characterization and the 
emotion of the dialogue relieve it 
of any stodginess or overintellec- 
tuality. Director Quinby feels that 
it is the equal of any of the five 
student-written full-length plays 
produced by the Masque and Gown 
'in the past five years. 

Heading the cast are Mrs. 
Athern P. Daggett and Professor 
Frederick Tillotson as Jim Elliot 
and his wife, Jane. In the respec- 
tive roles of Jane's mother and 
her three daughters are Mrs. Har- 
old Webb, Mrs. Robert Morss, 
Miss Sylvia Hammond, and Miss 
Elizabeth Zietler. 

Mr. Emerson Zietler is to play 
the friend of Jim, Ralph Eber- 
hardt; and the stranger who en- 
ters the house, Peter Robert Al- 
gernon Berkeley, will be portrayed 
by Private Harry Oster of the 
Army Meteorological Unit. Mr. 
Streeter Bass is acting as stage 
manager, as he has done before 
for the Masque and Gown, of 
which he was an active member 
while an undergraduate. 

On production Robert Bliss will 
be scene designer; Frank'Gordon, 
Raymond Paynter and Thomas 
Boyd, carpenters; Donald Koug- 
han and Eric Hirshler, painters; 


Joe Carey '44 wtflfce* to extend, 
through the ORIENT, his thanks 
to all those contributing to the 
recent Russian War Relief 
Drive. Although starting rather 
slowly, the Campaign was suc- 
cessful and a substantial amount 
of clothing was collected. Chair- 
man Carey appreciates the co- 
operation he received from the 
student body hi this work. 

Hale Address 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

Witan Meeting 

[ Continued from Page 1 ] 

inson was described as Being very 
sympathetic in his portrayal of 
characters, showing charity to- 
wards all men, often writing of the 
apparent failure. 

Of Robinson's works, Mr. Rich- 
ards read the rather tragic poem, 
"How Annandale Went Out," 
"Carma," "The Mill," and on the 
lighter side, "Mr. Flood's Party," 
"Isaac and Archibald," and "Rich- 
ard Corey." He also read "Miniver 
Cheevy," and the 'Twilight Song," 
the manuscripts of which were pre- 
sented to the College. 

Donald N. Koughan '45, Presi- 
dent of the Witan, in closing, the 
meeting, spoke of the fine response 
at the meeting. He expressed the 
hope that such extra-curricular ac- 
tivities as the Witan would be able 
to keep alive during the war. 

Dana Little and Robert Emmons, 
property men; and John Caulfield 
and Kenneth Schubert, electric- 
ians. Donald Koughan and Dana 
Little will handle publicity, and 
Frederick Gregory, Chandler 
Schmalz, Roy Littlehale, and 
Llewellyn Cooper, box office and 

The cast has already held three 
readings of the play, the last one 
being Thursday evening, Septem- 
ber 9, in the lounge of the Moul- 
ton Union. 

beset our country and the world. 

| You must conceive how these dan- 
gers can be repelled. You will not, 

| I hope, make the mistake of imag- 

{ ining that our troubles end with 
victory and that, like people in the 

4fairy stories, we shall all live hap- 
pily ever after. 

Members of the Class of 1910 in 
this and other colleges grew up in 
a world in which H. G. Wells and 
Bernard Shaw held a wide intel- 
lectual sway. It interests us to note 
that Mr. Wells today thinks that 
"There is no way out of the present 
chaotic state of human affairs but 
a world wide revolutionary move- 
ment on an equalitarian socialistic 
basis." You will form your own 
judgments about such dicta as this. 
I am frank to say that I think a 
better argument could be present- 
ed for the view that a world wide 
revolutionary movement «on an 
equalitarian, socialistic basis had 
been the way into the present 
chaotic state of human affairs, and 
that it wouldn't prove the way out 
except on what might be called a 
bramble bush theory of history for 
which there seems little to be said. 
Nothing seems clearer to me 
than that we must create some 
functioning international society, 
and when I say "we" I mean you. 
I beseech you to bring to this prob- 
lem steady minds resolute to con- 
quer difficulties, not wayward 
minds which yield readily to the 
abundant precedents for failure. 
War even down to 1900 may have 
been an endurable social phenon- 
menon. Medieval war even had 
something sportsmanlike and man- 
ly about it. It may have been the 
moral equivalent of football. There 
is Uttle of this in modern war. To 
kill a man with a poison gas or a 
booby trap is a fairly precise moral 
equivalent for murder in its lower 
forms. A city of a million people 
which has been a thousand or two 
years in building can be knocked 
out as a functioning society in one 
night of bombing and in a week of \ 

bombing it can be utterly destroy- 
ed. Do not permit anyone to tell 
you that the abolition of this sort 
of destruction is impossible or that 
it is unworthy of your best atten- 
tion. Do not let anyone tell you 
American national interests would 
be compromised by a collaboration 
with other nations for peace. Do 
not be misguided by such famous 
wisecracks as that the United 
States "never lost a war or won a 
conference." This is historically 
untrue, but even if it were true, we 
ought to be imaginative enough to 
realize that we might by negligence 
lose a future war and by diligence 
win some future conference. 

Do not be distracted frqm the 
issue of your country's security in 
a peaceful world by talking about 
sovereignty. "Sovereignty" in the 
s#nse which you will hear it used 
by opponents of international co- 
operation is a wholly academic con- 
cept. The people of this country 
are in fact its sovereigns and they 
can and do delegate governmental 
powers to such instrumentalities as 
may best be thought to serve all 
the people. There is a technical re- 
striction of sovereignty whenever 
America makes a treaty though 
one of the objects of the treaty 
may be to preserve the independ- 
ence and essential sovereignty of 
this nation over its people. 

International cooperation would 
be as unnecessary in an ideal 
world as a police force in an ideal 
city. But the world is not an ideal 
world. It has gangster nations or 
nations with gangster instincts and 
these lawless tendencies can be 
held in check only by some pre- 
ponderance of international power 
on the side of law and order. That 
is what we in Congress look to in 
such measures as the Fulbright 
Resolution, shortly to come to a 
vote in the House, and the so-called 
B2H2 Resolution in the Senate. 

The Fulbright Resolution puts 
the Congress on record as favoring 
"the creation of appropriate inter- 
national machinery with power 
adequate to maintain a just and 
lasting peace, among the nations of 
the world, and as favoring the par- 

Failures, Values 

[ Continued from Page i ] 

that deep regrets in later life are 
so often theresult of not doing our 
level best the first time we try 
college. One failure may spur us 
on to do better work but subse- 
quent failures serve only to dis- 
courage us. i He illustrated evi- 
dence of this by some Bowdoin 
figures: "During a ten year period 
only one-third of the Freshmen 
dropped ever came back and of the 
one-third that did return only one- 
fourth stayed and finished." That 
is, of 30 men dropped from college 
enrollment only 10 returned and 
of the 10 only two or three grad- 
uated—two out of 30! The' pity of 
it is that they were all of a picked 
groqp. It was unnecessary that 
more than four or five drop out. 
Why this situation? Laziness, lack 
of will power, poor choice of run- 
ning mates were some of the rea- 
sons, indicating a distorted sense 
of values. 

The program of choosing a good 
set of values is a topic in itself. It 
is this problem that Dean Nixon 
will speak on in his next chapel 

ticipation of the United States 
j therein." The B2H2 advocates an 
i organization of the United Nations 
i with specific and limited authority 
| "to provide for" the assembly and 
maintenance of a united nations 
j military force and to suppress by 
i immediate use of such force any 
i future attempt at military aggres- 
sion by any nation." 

I mention these resolutions 
; among many as showing concern of 

Congress in this subject matter. 
t Obviously no verbal formula has 
i any magic. But some basis of inter- 
! national agreement .must be found 

if human beings are to survive and 
i those high values of human effort 
■ which we have come to refer to as 
j the humanities. I am sure that the 
I cause of that survival is the best 
I cause under the sun. 

Today- your country looks to you to bock the invasion 


. • • • 

The big drive is on t As the tempo of the 
war increases ... as our fighting forces go 
all-out for invasion, we folks back home must 
mobilize in their support. 

A nd that's what the 3rd War Loan Drive it 

To reach our national quota everyone who 
possibly can must invest in at least one extra 
$100 War Bond during the drive, at least $100. 
More if you can. That's in addition to your 
regular War Bond subscription. Invest out of 
your income . . . invest out of accumulated 
funds. Invest every dollar you can. This is 
total war and everyone must do his full share t 

You know all about. War Bonds. You know 
that every penny comes back to you with gen- 
erous interest. That War Bonds are the safest 

investment in the world. That they help 
secure your future . . . hasten Victory. So now 
—today— back the attack— with War Bonds. 

Safest Investments in the World 

• United States War Savings Bonds Series "E"; gives you 
back $4 for every $3 when the bond matures. Interest: 
2.9% a year, compounded semi-annually, if held to ma- 
turity. Denominations: $25, ISO, $100, $500, $1,000. 
Redemption: Anytime 60 days after issue date. Price: 
75% of maturity value. 

2V 2 % Treasury Bonds of 1964.1969; readily market- 
able, acceptable as bank collateral. Redeemable at par and 
accrued interest for the purpose of satisfying Federal 
estate taxes. Dated September 15, 1943: due December 
15, 1969. Denominations: $500, $1,000. $5,000, $10,000, 
$100,000 and $1,000,000. Price: par and accrued interest. 

Other securities: Series "C Savings Notes; 7 / 8 % Cer- 
tificates .of Indebtedness; 2% Treasury Bonds of 1951- 
1953; United States Savings Bonds series "F"; United 
States Savings Bonds series "G". 


Sun Rises 

t Continued from Page i ] 

ous rationed wax but a "Pistol 
Packin' Mama", We are also sub- 
jected to an unending stream of 
"oldies." Thank Heavens at least 
that "Jeannie With the Light 
Brown Hair" finally turned grey 
and they let her die in peace. 
The boys in our gang down at 
the yard got to tasking the other 
day, as they usually do. This 
time the conversation drifted to 
education with emphasis on col- 
lege. In our more or less con- 
fined atmosphere here we some- 
times tend toward self-praise. It 
might be well for us to hear the 
criticisms of the man in the 

They don't like the bookworm. 
One man cited the case of a smart 
local boy who went thru school 
with high honors getting an en- 
gineering degree. Books, books, 
nothing but books for him. "His 
father wouldn't trust him to go 
out and harness the horses!" He 
ended up penniless, too. We didn't 
say much, because we couldn't 
harness them either. We suggested 
that the fellow needed a psychia- 
trist. Sigmund Freud might have 
discovered that an unrequited 
childhood love for a horse was at 
the bottom of his failures. 
Thinking school life too in- 
sulated from the harsh realities, 
the shop steward said that 
young people are thrown into 
life after graduation and told to 
"scratch" although they have 
never been taught to "scratch." 
Not only objecting to too much 
theory, not enouglt practical 
knowledge, these men criticized 
the discrimination displayed by 
employers who choose college 
men over non-college applicants. 
They claimed that men of equal 
ability with experience are often 
turned down in favor of college 
men "with theories." We sug- 
gested that enlightened person- 
nel departments are interested 
in finding the right man tor the 
right Job. 


These criticisms bring up one 
point. There is confusion in the 
public mind about the value of col- 
lege educations outside of the un- 
derstood requirements for specific 
professions. Why does the man 
who is simply going into general 

Coming Events 

j. Continued from Page i ] 

Sunday, Sept. 12—7.00 p.m. The 
band of the AAFTC unit will 
give a public concert on the 

Monday, Sept. IS — Registration 
for the fall trimester at the 
Dean's Office. It will continue 
through Wednesday. 

Wednesday, Sept. 15 — Final day 
for registration for the fall tri- 

7.45 p.m. Station WGAN. 
bate on the subject: Should the 
accelerated program be contin- 
ued after the war? A Bowdoin 
representative will support the 
affirmative and a Bates repre- 
sent the negative. 

Thursday, Sept. 16 — 7.30 p.m. 
bate will be repeated with dif- 
ferent speakers and with Bates 
supporting the affirmative and 
Bowdoin the negative. 

Sunday, Sept. 19 — 7.00 p.m. Me- 
morial Hall. The Brunswick 
Choral Society will resume its- 
meetings. It has been neces- 
sary to postpone the opening 
fall meeting one week on ac- 
count of the band concert on 
the twelfth. 

On Friday evenings at seven 
thirty the faculty women meet 
in .the Moulton Union to sew 
for the army units stationed at 
the college. 

On Sunday afternoons from four 
to six the President and Mrs. 
Sills will be at home to mem- 
bers of the college and to the 
AAFTC and ASTP Units. 

There will be an organ recital 
by Alfred Brinkler on Friday 
evening, September 24th, at 
8.15 p.m. in the College Chapel. 

business go to college ? To obtain 
an unfair advantage, the public 
may say. "It should help me 
along," the prospective business 
man probably believes. 
We think that these concepts 
arise because there is too great 
a tendency in college and out 
to put a dollars and cents value 
on a liberal arts degree. If we 
would reassert that we come to 
college to broaden our mental 
vistas, to try to understand our 
world, and to think intelligently, 
we would be nearer the truth 
'and we would allay much criti- 
cism. • 








On Sunday evening, September 
12, at 7- p.m. on the mall, the 
Meteorology Band will present a 
concert of the following numbers, 
Professor Tillotson conducting: 

1. Under the Double Eagle 

2. Stormy Weather (Sea Bees) 

3. Victor Herbert's Melodies 

4. La Paloma 

5. Gold and Silver 

6. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 

7. Service Medley 

8. Semper Fidelis 
National Anthem 

List Of Bowdoin Men 
In Meteorology School 

For the benefit of our readers, 
some of whom have asked at va- 
rious times to see a list of Bow- 
dorn men in the pre-meteorology 
school here, the ORIENT prints 
below the names of these men: 

Julian Ansell 

Richard Benjamin 

Melcoim Bemoan 

Arthur Berry 
. Wallace Campbell 

Joseph Chadwick 

Mitchell Jaoobson 

Charles Maguire 

Ralph Hawkes 

Harold Mason 

Sumner Hau ley 

David Hastings 

Thomas Meakin 


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Marine Pvt. l»t Class M. C. Hoffman, survivor of the U. S. S. 
QUINCY, was a loader on one of her big guns until she was rank during 
an engagement with the Japs off Savo Island in the Solomons. 

Hoffman is typical of the crew. You are helping Hoffman and his 
buddies when you buy bonds during the Second War Loan Drive. They 
give their lives — You lend your money. 

V. 5. Tmemry DtfrrtmiU 

high school education. Some of the 
men comprising the unit were 
chosen through the A-12 examina- 
tions; some were drawn from the 

At Bowdoin, the men will re- 
ceive training in basic engineering. 
Those who successfully complete 
the course here will be sent on to 
some advanced unit, while those 
who fail will go back into active 
service in the ranks. The course 
here will consist of three terms of 
twelvo weeks each. Twenty-two 
of the 199 men have had the equiv- 
alent of Term I, and will take up 
the work of Term II immediately. 
This group will probably be here 
only six months. All men will 
take mathematics, physics, chem- 
istry, English, history, geography, 
and a term of engineering draw- 
ing. There will be special empha- 
sis placed on the sciences, of 

The College has had to engage 
several new instructors to handle 
this large influx of students. To 
teach Physics, there will be 
Thomas H. Wallace, who received 
his Ph.D. from Boston University 
in 1939. Recently, he has been 
teaching at Northeastern, Law- 
rence B. Merrill, Bowdoin 1920; 
and Richard A. Rhodes, Bowdoin 
1944. The mathematics depart- 
ment will be aided by Edward M. 
Cook, Harvard 1939; and by Harry 
Ferguson, Boston University 1939; 
both of these men have been 
teaching at Northeastern. 

The following men already here 
will complete the teaching staff 
for the ASPT unit: mathematics- 
Associate Professors Reinhard L. 
Korgen, Athern P. Daggett, and 
Fritz C. A. Koelln, Assistant Pro- 
fessor Philip M. Brown, and Mr. 
Richard N. Cobb; physics— Mr. 
Robert F. Kingbury. Mr. Elroy O. 
LaCasce, Jr., and Mr. Robert W. 
Brown; chemistry — Associate Pro- 
fessors William C. Root and Sam- 
uel E. Kamerlirtg, Mr. Manning A. 
Smith, and Mr. Philip J. Clough; 
English — Professors Herbert R. 
Brown and Arthur C. Gilligan, As- 
sistant Professor Eaton Leith, Mr. 
Thomas A. Riley, and Mr. Henry 
G. Russell; history— Professor Ed- 
ward C. Kirkland and Associate 
Professor Ernst C. Helmreich; 
geography— Professor Stanley B. 
Smith, Assistant professor Philip 
C. Beam, and Mr. W. Streeter 
Bass, Jr. 


[ Continued from Page I } 

ing a position with a Boston law 
firm, but soon returning to Maine 
to become a partner>in the law firm 
of Cook, Hutchinson, Pierce & 
Company in Portland. From the 
start of his career, Hildreth has 
enjoyed a wide variety of inter- 
ests, political, business and civic. 
A practicing attorney, he is a 
member of the Cumberland Coun- 
ty, State and National Bar Associ- 

During the past several years, 
Hildreth has been a pioneer in the 
development of peat bogs in 
Washington County, and conse- 
quently is directly concerned with 
the problem of labor and agricul- 
ture. Sphagnum peat moss in 
peacetime is used primarily for 
agricultural and horticultural pur- 
poses. In wartime, it is important 
in the production of magnesium, 
an essential war commodity. 

Entering the political field, Hil- 
dreth served as a member of the 
House of Representatives from the 
class towns of Cumberland and 
Falmouth, in the 89th Legislature. 
In the 90th Legislature he served 
in the Senate, being on the import- 
ant Appropriations Committee and 
the first Legislative Research Com- 
mittee. Re-elected to the Senate 
of the 91st Legislature, Hildreth 
was chosen President of that body. 




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VOL. LXXLU (73rd Year) 


NO. 11 

Prince Loewenstein Arrives For Lecture Series Here 

Lloyd Knight Conducts Freshman Smoker Tonight In Union 

College Officially Greets 
1947 Fall Entering Class 

Tonight there will be a Freshman Smoker in the lounge 
of the Moulton Union at 7.30 p.m. As in past years, this will 
be the official welcome expressed to the Freshmen by outstand- 
ing members of the faculty and of the town of Brunswick. In 
previous years undergraduate attendance at this smoker has 
been confined to the members of the incoming freshman class. 
This year, however, all college undergraduates are urged to 


Three Recent Grads Now Instructors 

Lecture Thursday 
"Adventures Of A 
Pilgrim," To Be Preview 

Lloyd Knight, President of the 
Student Council, will preside, in- 
troducing the three speakers of 
the evening. President Kenneth 
C M. Sills will welcome the Fresh- 
men on behalf of the college, while 
Professor Herbert R. Brown will 
■peak for the faculty. Represent- 
ing the townspeople of Brunswick, 
the Reverend Peter Sturtevant, 
Rector of the St. Paul's Church, 
will speak. 

After the speeches, Lloyd 
Knight will sing a song written by 
Kenneth A. Robinson of the class 
of 1914 called "Forward the 
'White." Lloyd Knight and Pro- 
fessor Frederic E. T. Tillotson, 
who will accompany him, are tak- 
ing this opportunity to revive this 
Bowdoin song which has been neg 
lected for the past four or five 
years. It has also been planned 
that John J. Devine '44 will sing a 
few selections. 

The remainder of the evening 
will be spent in singing college 
.songs under the direction of Pro- 
fessor Tillotson. Refreshments 
will be provided by Donovan D. 
Lancaster, Manager of the Moul- 
ton Union. 

Freshmen are reminded to bring 
their "Bibles" in order that they 

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Alexander Contest 
Will Be Held Soon 

Professor A. R. Thayer has an- 
nounced that the prelin-.nary 
trials for the Alexander Prize 
Speaking contest will be held in 
Memorial Hall on M.mday. Octo- 
ber 25, at seven o'clock. This con- 
test is open to members .if the 
three lower classes. Those in 'cr- 
ested in trying out for places on 
the program should come pre- 
pared to give a selection of about 
five minutes in length. It is not 
necessary to use thv same selec- 
tion in the final competition. 

The prize fund was given to the 
college in 1905 by the Honorable 
DeAlva Stanwood Alexander of 
the Class of 1870 to be aw«o led 
for excellence in "select declama- 
tion." There are two prizes, for 
first and second place, which at 
present are about 25 and 15 dol- 
lars. Last year the com est was 
won by Balfour H. Golden ' ' I, who 
gave "The Congo" by Vachel Lind- 

sey. Second place was taken by 
Stanley Cressey '44. 

• 1 

Yves Tinayre will be at Bowdoin 
Thursday and Friday and, owing to 
the nature of the program, he will 
give a lecture in the Moulton Un- 
ion tomorrow night at 8.30 in 
which he will discuss the music to 
be sung Friday. The title of his lec- 
ture will be "Adventures of a Pil- 
grim in the Past." The lecture is 
open free of charge to undergrad- 
uates at 8.15 in the Union. 

At the concert on Friday eve- 
ning in Memorial Hall, Mr. Tin- 
ayre will be assisted by Mrs. 
Bridges, violin; Dr. John Russel, 
violin; Mrs. Brown, viola; Mrs. 
Charles T. Burnett, violoncello; 
and Mr. Frederick E. T. Tillotson, 

This concert will be the first in 
a series to be presented by the j 
Brunswick Chamber Music Society | 
during the coming year. The pro- 
gram for the concert is as follows: 
I. Early Sacred Music by Mediaev- 
al and Renaissance composers, 
a) Organum duplum (1160) 

"Haec dies" Magister Leoninus 
Complainte de l'agniaus douz 
( unaccompanied ) 

Perotin (d. 1236) 
Ave Mater 

Anon. XlVth century 
Venetian school 
Motet "In festis Beatae 
Mariae Virginis" 

Nicolas Gombert 
(c. 1480-1540) 

I. Dei Mater alma 

II. Virgo singularis 

III. Sit laus! 
Motet: "O bone Jesu!" 

Andreas Hammerschmidt 

Anti-Nazi: Acquainted With 
World Economic Problems 

By Wolfgang H. Rosenborg 

Arriving last night as a visiting Carnegie Professor is 
Prince Hubertus Friederich zu Loewenstein. Until October 29 
Prince Hubertus will stay at Bowdoin, lecturing and teaching 
under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment fofc Interna- 
tional Peace. Residing here at the Eagle Hotel, the Prince is 
coming this week from Newfoundland, New Jersey, his new 
American home. 

Town War Fund Drive 
egins This Month 


Richard A. Rhodes, 2nd '4S 

Philip C. CI >ugh '43 

Elroy L. LaCasoe '44 





Lloyd Knight, Student Council Head 
Has Vividly Interesting Background 

By Paul W. Moraii 

Since Lloyd Knight *45 is pre- 
siding at the freshman smoker to- 
night, we thought it appropriate to 
present an article concerning his 
life and interests. 

In the first place, he was born in 
the oldest house in the town of 
Limerick, Maine, where his father 
and grandfather were also born. 
At the age of six weeks, our enter- 
prising youngster took it into his 
head to make a trip to Texas, 
where his father was a wild-cat 
oil man. The next event of im- 
portance in little Lloyd's life oc- 
curred one day when he was look- 
ing at a cow. The cow, however, 
didn't appreciate our hero's gaze, 
and in a short time (perhaps 
three-quarters of a second) Lloyd 
found himself sitting on the 
ground with a Hoof-print (still 
faintly visible) over his left eye. 

Lloyd recuperated from that 
blow, living a peaceful life until 

1938, when he moved to Alfred, 
Maine, where he took up residence 
in the York County jail. There he 
derived great enjoyment out of 
playing "63" with the trusties. 

While attending Limerick and 
Sanford High Schools, Lloyd's 
brother (Class of '41) and many 
other Bowdoin students whom he 
knew, interested him in coming to 
college here. For a while it was 
a tough choice between the Col- 
lege of Agriculture at the Univer- 
sity of Maine, and Bowdoin Col- 
lege. Finally however, Bowdoin 
won this young man, talented in so 
many fields. 

His home being well suited for 
both hunting and fishing, he took 
an active interest in these" sports, 
and became, we are told, quite 
skilled in them. Another interest 
of his is knitting, and he has done 
quite a bit, including a chair mat, 
woolen socks, and mittens. 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 




By Harry Lindemaa 

It's about time Bowdoin 's eleven 
fraternities changed their methods 
of rushing freshmen. In a college 
where over 80 per cent of the 
freshmen will become members of 
a national fraternity, we should do 
something to aver! our confusing, 
harum-scarum rushing that is now 
present. We are one of the few 
institutions that does not have any 
fprmal system of rushing, ou'sid? 
of our quota allotments. 


One of the most popular 
ninaleg systems Is the Issuing of 
bids after a specified time. The 
frrslunan states, let us say, his 
Itrst, seooad and third etmice*. 
The Individual fraternities '* »>i« 
a list of specified length, con- 
their preference* for 
This method. It Is true. 
Into obvious comptkwttaiM 
of quota* involved. It's 
Irawtmck to In the fact 
with certain prefer- 
w ho would yet accept of- 
fers from other fraternities are 
thus left unpiedred. Allowances, 
however, could he made so that 
fraternities whose quotas have 
•lied eaa continue to 
tea until their qu.'a to 
then hlled. 


Another pledging system is sim- 
ply in the offering of bids, with 
the prospective pledge makir.g lis 
choice after the first s-.* nesier. 
During that semester, each firrh- 
man wears the pledge pins of ha- 

ternities that have given him b.'ds. 

At the end of the semester he 

takes off all but the pledge pin of 

his choice. 

Bowdoin'* need to not th<> 
adoption of any one of these 
formalized systems. We should, 
however, take parts of them and 
adapt them to our deeds. First 
of all, with our quota system 

we should have a definite length 
of time before actual pied ;..<;.'• 
Wartime conditions have caused 
the fraternities to hastily ail 
their quotas so that the fraten- 
ity chapter Hill not die out. 
Immediate rushing of fr«-si« :t m 
belongs to pro- Pearl Harbor 
days when there was nothing 
happening for the first few 
school days except rushing and 
orientation of the freshman to- 
wards college life. Many fra- 
ternities have the policy of try- 
ing to make individual f reshi len 
pledge before looking a roup 1 at 
all. As a matter of f »tt. If the 
freshman does look arniur.l. lie 
may and taat quotas are flllr-1 
before he has a chance to de- 
cide. Naturally frster \itiv, may 
hod men not all suit.-d to their 
Ukss. Why, then don't %vo ha\-. 
say two weeks before any bids 
are given out? 


Why not have bids presented at 

one time to freshmen s-t that they 

might make a considered Judgment. 

Then it is more of a choice of all 

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Paul Verlaine (words) 

Claude Debussy 
Le son du cor 
En sourdine 

L'echelonnement des haies 
Clair de lune 

Kirchenkantate "Festo Pente- 
(complete performance) 

Georg Philip Teleman 


I. Aria i 

II. Recitativo 

III. Aria 

N.R All these rare works are pre- 
sented in their genuine form, 
without modern arrangement. 
Mr. Tinayre will give the 
translation of each song before 
singing it. 

Professor Chase Will 
Speak On WGAN Tonight 

The Bowdoin-on-the-Air pro- 
gram tonight will feature an ad- 
dress by Professor Stanley P. 
Chase, Bowdoin's Shakespearean 
authority. The address is occa- 
sioned by the college's recent ac- 
quisition of two original manu- 
scripts by Edwin Arlington Rob- 
inson — "Miniver" Cheevy" and "The 
Twilight Song.' 

After thanking the donors, Kir. j 
John Richards and his sister, for ' 
the gift. Professor Chase will read | 
and briefly discuss the manu- 

He also intends to recall mem- 
ories of the great poet's visit to 
Bowdoin in 1925 to receive an 
honorary Lit.D. 

L. W. Cooper of the class of '47 
will announce. 

Brown Defends Liberal 
Concepts In Wartime 

Last Saturday Professor Herbe 
Brown gave a speech in advocati 
of an education in the humanitii 

Much of the chapel talk con> 
cerned men in the armed forcef. 
An interesting fact Professcjr 
Brown presented was that it fs a 
mistake to make generalizations ufc 
a company of twenty men, for 
example. A typical company might 
contain a writer of poems, a grad- 
uate engineer, and a former midg- 


Meteorology, A.S.T.P. 
Programs Call For 
Expanded Staff, 

Lawrence Merrill, Mr. Richard 
et auto" racer, which shows th#1 Rhodes, and Mr. Thomas H. Wal- 

few characteristics could be true 
of any company, no matter how 
well organized. Thus individual at- 

tention, as much as is feasible, /J ceiving honors in his major sub- 


The army and navy are looking 
for men with a cultural back- 
ground, for power of imagination 
and thought fulness are rarer than 
mechanical dexterity. 

The best pre-flight training, says 
Professor Brown, is a view of the 
entire sky, not merely the instu- 
ment panel. Letters from Bowdoin 
men in the service clearly demon- 
s.rate how a knowledge of the I 
humanities has helped them in 
learning other things. 

Then, too, a view of the whole 
sky enables us to read far moiv 
accurately the signs for a tasting 

Bowdoin has recently acquired 
the services of six new instructors. 
The new faculty additions include 
Mr. Robert "W. Brown, Mr. Edward 
H. Cook, Mr. Harry Ferguson, Mr. 


Mr. Brown graduated from Bow- 
doin in 1943 magna cum laude re- 

Coming Events 

Chapel Speakers 

Thurs., Oct. 14 — Lloyd Knight 
'45, President of the Student 

Fri M Oct. 15— The President. 
John Dexter, a member of the 
AAFTC unit stationed at the 
college, will play a trumpet 

Sat„ Oct. 16— Mr. Russell. 

Sun., Oct. 17 — 4.30 p.m.— Ed- 
ward W. Eames, M.A., Head 
Master of Governor Dummer 

Moil, Oct. 18— The President. 

j«<ct, chemiSTry:"Wmie at Bowrkrin 
he was a member of the Chi Psi 
fraternity and was later elected to 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society here. 
At present he serves as an instruc- 
tor in both the A.S.T.P. and Mete- 
orology Units stationed here. 

Mr. Cook, a Harvard graduate in 
1935, taught Math at Northeast- 
ern before coming here. He serves 
now as a Math instructor exclu- 
sively in the Meteorology Unit. Mr. 
Ferguson, a graduate of Boston 
University in 1939, also came here 
from Northeastern. He, too, now 
belongs to the Math instructing 
staff of the Met. unit. 

Mr. Lawrence Merrill, the fourth 
new faculty member, has been 
teaching Physics at various schools 
throughout the nation since his 
graduation from Bowdoin in 1920. 
At present he is instructor of 
Physics in the A.S.T.P. unit. Mr. 
Richard Rhodes, Physics instruc- 
tor for the Meteorology unit, grad- 
uated from Bowdoin in May, 1943. 
While at Bowdoin he majored in 
Physics and was a member of the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

The sixth new faculty member, 
Mr. Thomas H. Wallace, graduated 
from Boston University in 1933 
from which he received a Ph.D. in 

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Sills Attends Episcopal 
Convention In Cincinnati 

Professor Edward C. Kirkland 
announced that the War Fund 
Drive for Bowdoin College and the 
Town of Brunswick will last 
through the month of October. 
The amount expected to be raised 
is over $14,000. President K. C. 
M. Sills has been appointed as 
chairman of the Appropriations 
committee. Professors Nathaniel 
C. Kendrick and Herbert R Brown 
hold the offices of chairman and 
treasurer for this committee. Six 
other faculty members, Dean Paul 
Nixon, Professors Charles T. Bur- 
nett, Manton Copeland, Arthur C. 
Gilligan, Samuel E. Kamerling, 
and Malcolm E. Morrell are, to act 
as solicitors. The soliciting will be 
done all at one time. Thus it is 
hoped to collect in one swoop 
enough funds for all the war 
agencies connected with this fund. 
Agencies in the Town of Bruns- 
wick which will benefit from the 
drive are the Brunswick Com- 
| munity Chest, the Boy Scouts and 
In the class that entered Bow- j Girl Scouts, the Infantile Paraly- 
doin this month there are 9 boys sis Fund, the Women's Field 
whose fathers are Bowdoin grad- Army for the Control of Cancer, 
uates. These fathers who " ha"ve ' the Salvation Army." 

President Kenneth C. M. SUN 
has been away since before the 
opening of the Fall Trimester. 
He is expected to return to the 
College today after being in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, since September 
29th in order to take part In the 
general' convention of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

Nine Sons Of Graduates 
In Fall Freshman Class 

Other Events 

Thurs., Oct. 14—8.15 p.m. Moul- 
ton Union. The Brunswick 
Chamber Music Society pre- 
sents Mr. Yves Tinayre who will 
discuss "Music from the Mid- 
dle Ages to Bach." Open to the 

Fri., Oct. 15—7.30 p.m. Moulton 
Union. The women of the fac- 
ulty meet to sew for the army 
units stationed at the college. 
8.15 p.m. Memorial Hall. The 
Brunswick Chamber Music So- 
ciety presents Mr. Yves Tin- 
ayre, tenor. Open to members 
of the society and to under- 
graduates on the presentation 
of their blanket tax. Single ad- 
mission, a dollar ten; service 
men, fifty-five cents. 

Sun, Oct. 17 — 7.00 p.m. Memo- 
rial Hall. Meeting of the Bruns- 
wick Choral Society. All under- 
graduates interested are urged 
to attend. 

Mon., Oct. 18 — 8.15 o.m. Moulton 
Union. Annual fall meeting of 
.the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of 
Maine. President Sills will talk 
on , "Experiences of a Public 
Member of the War Labor. 
Board." The meeting is open 
to ell members of the college 
community. The public meeting 
will be preceded by the initia- 
tion of the new members. The 
initiation ceremonies will be 
held in the Conference A room 
of the Moulton Union at seven 

sent their sons back to their own 
alma mater come from several dif- 
ferent classes. Only two of these 
men came from the same class, 
that of 1912. 

A list of the boys now in col- 
lege, the names of their fathers 
and the class they were in fol- 

Auten '12; 

Cole '12; Stanley F. Doyle 
ley Doyle '13; Fred I. E. Ferris- 
William F. Ferris '14; Lendall W. 
Hayes— Harold M. Hayes '14; Ro- 
land D. Mann — Roland W. Mann 
'92; Robert R. Schonland, Jr.— 
Robert R Schonland '21; Philip S. 
Smith, Jr.— Philip S. Smith '15; 
and Roger N. Walker— Thomas B. 
Walker '06. 

There are several other mem- 
bers of the new freshman class 
who have other Bowdoin connec- 
tions, or have been preceded by 
relayves other than their fathers. 

This Drive is a part of the Na- 
tional War Fund Campaign, which 
is designed to aid many causes. 
The total national goal is 125 mil- 
lion dollars. 

Kern And Gregory 

B Dav^d ute co7e^p1?iiip Ch° sen Council Officers 


The Student Council meeting 

Many Jobs Available 
Through Student Aid 

A situation now exists in the 
Student Aid department of the 
college that is both rare and 
strange. Professor Albert R. 
Thayer, who succeeds Professor 
Charles H. Livingston, reports that 
he has many opportunities for stu- 
dents of the college to find employ- 
ment, but that there is a shortage 
of applicants for the jobs. 

The converse of this situation 
has been the problem that the Stu- 
dent Aid Committee has usually 
faced in times past. Other years 
have found this committee search- 
ing for jobs for the undergradu- 
ates, rather than attempting to 
find enough undergraduates to fill 
the positions. Professor Thayer, 
who is in charge of Student Aid, 
has many types of jobs waiting for 
applicants. These include such oc- 
cupations as waiterships, library 
desk clerks, newspaper carriers, 
work at the Union, and employ- 
ment at private homes. 

There are, of course, reasons for 
this surplus of jobs such as the war 
making available many more jobs 
than in ordinary times, the acceler- 
ated courses reducing the number 
of applicants, and the small stu- 
dent body- However, there, should 
be some men in college who would 
appreciate the opportunity of se- 
curing part-time employment 
Such men should see Professor 
Thayer for information. 


A smoker for those men inter- 
ested in the Glee Club and any 
sort of musical activity was held 
Monday night in the lounge of the 
Moulton Union after the Masque 
and Gown smoker, and following it 
musical opportunities were dis- 

The Glee Club this year will join 
forces with the Brunswick Choral 
Society, which, rehearses Sunday- 
evenings from seven to nine. It 
is a mixed chorus consisting of men 
and women from the town, the 
college faculty, radar school, naval 
air station, and students from the 
pre-meteorological and engineering 
units. All singers among the un- 
dergraduate body interested in 
choral singing of good music are 
urged to select this as their music- 
al extra-curricular activity at 

A performance of Handel's 
"Messiah" is scheduled and will be 
presented at Christmas time. 

There will be a concert series by 
internationally renowned artists, 
consisting of six concerts: the one 
Friday night; on November 17, 19, 
and 21 the Curtis string quartet 
and assisting artists will give three 
concerts; on March 22 and April 
19 Yves Chardon, cellist, and 
Norbert Lauga, violinist, and Pro- 
fessor Tillotson, pianist, will pre- 
sent two programs of trio litera- 

The annual Burns anniversary 
program will be held as usual on 
January 25. 

Later in the year concerts of the 
best in recorded music will be pre- 
sented over the Simpson memorial 
sound system in the Moulton Un- 

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held last Monday, the 11 of Octo- 
ber, concerned itself with Frosh 
Rules and elections of officers. 
j George Kern, Class of '45, is now 
I the Vice President of the Student 
I Council. Kern was tied with Phil 
Philbin, also of '45, in the last 
I Student Council election. Philbin 
j declined the nomination, as he is 
leaving in January. 

Tom Huleatt '45, is the chair- 
man of a committee who will dis- 
cuss plans for Freshman Rules 
with the Dean. Others on the 
committee are George Kern '45, i 1935 

At more than fifty universities 
throughout the United States and 
Canada, Prince Hubertus has lec- 
tured and taught, and it is a co- 
incidence that he has visited every 
state of the Union except Maine 
and New Hampshire. Long-time 
author, he is now completing a 
new book for the Columbia Uni- 
versity Press, which will give a 
broad survey of Occidental and 
German History. The tentative 
title for the book is "History and 
the Germans," and the Prince 
plans to base some of his talks 
here at college on this work. His 
last published book may also be a 
topic of lectures, as it deals with 
a subject often discussed. "On 
Borrowed Peace" (1942) pictures 
the years from 1933 during which 
appeasement failed. It contains a 
chapter with suggestive remarks 
for the future which Prince Hu- 
bertus may well emphasize. Not 
only the civilian students, but al- 
so the uniformed trainees on the 
campus will get a chance to hear 
him. It is his desire to be able to 
meet Bowdoin students informally 
as well as to give lectures. 

Hubertus Friederich zu Loewen- 
stein was born at Schoenwoerth 
Castle, Tirol (Austria) on October 
14, 1906. His birthday. Thursday, 
comes, only, one. da^ after his ar- 
rival here in Brunswick. Huber- 
tus is the son of Prince Maximilian 
zu Loewenstein and of ,the younger 
daughter of Lord Pirbright. As a 
youth he studied at various "Qym- 
nasia," in Hamberg, Munish. 
Gmunden (upper Austria), and 
Klagenfurth (Carinthia). Later he 
attended the universities at Mun- 
ich (1924-25), Hamburg (1925-26), 
and Geneva (1926), where he 
studied law and political science. 
Prince Hubertus received his Doc- 
tor of Law degree at Hamburg 
University in 1931, his Referendar 
in 1928 at Berlin University. 

On April 4. 1929, he married 
Maria Schuylenburg. The Prince 
and his wife have two daughters, 
Maria Elisabeth and Konstanza 

Expatriated by Hitler on politi- 
cal grounds in November, 1934, 
Hubertus then received Czechoslo- 
vak citizenship through the per- 
sonal courtesy of Dr. Benes, Presi- 
dent of Czechoslovakia. His first 
visit to the United States came in 
Since 1937 he has been a 

and Chan Schmalz '45. 

The meeting closed after Fred 
Gregory '45, was elected secre- 

Visiting Carnegie Professor in this 
country, teaching history, govern- 
ment, political economy, and in- 
ternational relations. 

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One- Act Play Contest Is Now 
Masque And Gown Tradition Here 

By Roy E. Littlehale 

Jack Kinnard '41, when he was 

Jasper Deeter of the Hedge Row 
Theater, just outside of Philadel- 

herTa^ an una^rgrVduate.* did m^ \ ££' ™L °L % ^mrT^Jh 
of his work with the Masque and \ companies ln . tno «"?££ „'* 
Gown on production, ancTwas the has ^ W™* 
Production Manager on the Execu- 
tive Committee for two years. 
However, in his Junior year, he th ^*L S ™^ 
won second prize in the one-act 

play contest with "Modern Erato", ayconlest; that a competitor 

and was hopeful of commg off with *> J -^ attempt may 

top honors ffta iin his Jworyearj extremely successful later on. 

he submitted another play manu-. - _ . 

script which was accepted for pro- ! Mergendahl s first one-act p ay 

- was not considered good enough 

Around" under its original title of 
"Tomorrow's Yesterday" through 

This experience of Kinnard indi- 
actes one of the values of the one- 

| duction and was skillfully played ; 

' under his own direction. He was 

j greatly disappointed when the play 1 

i failed to receive a prize, but most 

! observers agreed that the plot- 

thr ea d was too tenuous and that j 

he had spent too much time on 

characterization and dialogue. 

In this respect, he was somewhat 
similar to Charles Mergendahl, his 
classmate, whose play won the 
contest. The ORIENT of March 5, 
1941, describes "World's Fair" as 
an impressionistic play based on 
the theme that "if you give a guy 
a gun. he'll shoot it." The play was 
set in a fourth-rate hamburg joint 
on the lower East Side of New 
York City. In the cast was Mrs. 
Robert Morse, now appearing in 

"And Miles Around." Despite his 
disappointment, or perhaps be- 
cause of it, Kinnard continued to 
write after leaving college, and has 
been considerably encouraged by 

for production when submitted to 
the judges, and Wiiliam Brown's 
first play only received a prize be- 
cause of its originality. Edwin 
Vergason wrote his first one-act 
with so little promise that the 
judges hesitated to permit its pro- 
duction, and the first play sub- 
mitted by Carmichael was refused 
production by the Masque and 
Gown Executive Committee; yet 
every one of these men later wrote 
a good enough full-length play to 
warrant production. If this record 
of success in failure were the only 
result the one-act play contest 
would have proved itself valuable. 
The competition was started by 
a gioup cf undergraduates without 
any faculty advice or stimulation m 
'33-'34, and Director Quinby con- 
sidered it the most hopeful sign of 
dramatic activity on the campus 

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